Bangladesh and Japan have discussed issues related to initiating a joint study towards concluding a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries, reports news agency UNB.

The two countries also discussed cooperation in different multilateral fora, including supporting each other’s candidatures.

Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh Ito Naoki called on foreign minister AK Abdul Momen at his office on Tuesday and discussed the issues of mutual interest.

The foreign minister and the Japanese ambassador discussed issues of common interest, including exchange of high-level visits on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of bilateral relations between the two countries, Rohingya repatriation, increasing bilateral trade and Japanese investment in Bangladesh.