Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said Japan is ready to receive a Bangladesh delegation led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to further deepen the relations between the two countries.
"Bangladesh-Japan relations are very deep. It will further be deepened through the visit," he told reporters on Wednesday evening.
Momen said Japan is keen to elevate the comprehensive relations to a strategic one. "We like each other."
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to leave for Tokyo on November 29.
In a severe blow to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Japan's three cabinet members will leave in less than a month.
Responding to a question on Japanese Ambassador Ito Naoki's recent polls-related comments, Momen said certainly someone briefed him this way as he said he heard this.
He (ambassador) said this in a simple and plain way, Momen said. "He is a good friend of Bangladesh."