The Japanese foreign minister, who is leading a 13-member delegation, arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 8:15 pm by a special flight where he was received by Secretary Bilateral (Asia & Pacific) of foreign ministry Mahbub Uz Zaman.
The Japanese foreign minister will visit Cox’s Bazar tomorrow morning to talk with Rohingya communities there to get an overview of the situation.
After coming from Cox’s Bazar, Kono will hold a bilateral meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen at 7 pm tomorrow in Dhaka.
The meeting will be followed by a joint press briefing of two foreign ministers at the State Guest House Meghna.
It is expected that Kono’s Rohingya-focused visit here will help to expedite the ongoing efforts of commencing safe repatriation of forcefully Rohingyas to Myanmar from Bangladesh, a foreign ministry official said here on Sunday.
Apart from the Rohingya issue, other matters related to further strengthening of Bangladesh-Japan ties will also be discussed during the bilateral meeting of the two foreign ministers in the city, official sources said.
The Japanese foreign minister will also visit the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi here tomorrow to pay homage to Father of the Nation Bagabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on.
The Japanese foreign minister will leave Bangladesh for Myanmar on Wednesday, sources said.