‘Bangladesh must make use of Bay of Bengal’s increasing importance’

During the panel discussion, Centre for Policy Dialogue’s distinguished fellow Mustafizur Rahman said the changed circumstances have created a scope for competition, and diplomacy will play a vital role is availing the large opportunity emerging around the Bay of Bengal.

He said Bangladesh must focus on international negotiations to made economic advancement in this regard.

Head of IUB’s Global Studies and Governance department, professor Imtiaz A Hossain, said, on the changed circumstances we must put emphasis on preparing policies in an integrated manner. And the adopted strategy must be multidimensional.

Ambassador of Japan, Ito Naoki, speaking as a special guest at the webinar, said, “The Bay of Bengal has become most important due to geopolitical reasons. That is why, alongside development, we are also placing importance on stability here. We want a solution to the Rohingya problem for the sake of regional stability. Japan is extending its cooperation to ensure that an environment conducive to the return of the Rohingyas is created in Rakhine.”

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