Dhaka, Sept. 5 -- Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshiko Abe conveyed to her Bangladesh counterpart Md Shahriar Alam that Japan is "particularly happy" with the decision.

They met on Wednesday in Male on the sidelines of the 4th Indian Ocean Conference, the foreign ministry said.

She also expressed "gratitude" that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met all the family members of those victims during her visit to Japan in May.

Of the 22 killed on July 1, 2016 terrorist attack, seven were Japanese. They were JICA's technical advisers. Japan is one of the biggest development partners of Bangladesh.

Six of them were surveyors for Dhaka's Metrorail project, Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader then said.

The state minister thanke...