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Shahriar Alam, Bangladesh State Minister for Foreign Affairs, speaks during an interview on June 6.

Bangladesh confident of becoming 'new Asian Tiger'

Official says Japanese investment is vital, security is being strengthened

MITSURU OBE, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

TOKYO -- Bangladesh aims to become "a new Asian Tiger" by sustaining its 6% plus growth over the coming decades, the country's state minister for foreign affairs, Shahriar Alam, said on Tuesday.

The minister's remarks came during an interview with the Nikkei on the sidelines of the annual International Conference on The Future of Asia.

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