The ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan, Rabab Fatima, led the Asian countries in offering wreath at Nagasaki City Peace Park on Wednesday morning to pay homage to the victims of atomic bomb dropped by the US in Nagasaki in 1945, Agencies report.
For the first time, a Bangladeshi envoy has been honored with the opportunity that glorified the country, says a press release, issued by the Bangladesh embassy in Tokyo, Japan.
Japan, this year, is marking the Peace Ceremony of the 72nd anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombing, which killed an estimated 214,000 people in 1945.
The program in Nagasaki was hosted by the Nagasaki Prefecture mayor, Tomihisa Taue.
Among others, prime minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, foreign minister Taro Kono, speaker of the parliament and political leaders and high officials of all parties were present there, the release added.
Earlier on 6 August, about 50,000 people attended at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park to pay their respect to the victims of that atrocious event.
Survivors of the attack, bereaved family members of victims, representative of 80 nations including Nuclear States and European Union were also present there.
A one-minute silence followed by prayers was offered at 8.15am [local time], the exact time when the atomic bomb (Little Boy) was dubbed by the US about 600 metres above the Hiroshima.