Bangladesh and China showed their zeal to take the existing strategic partnership to a higher level on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
President Abdul Hamid, prime minister Sheikh Hasina, and foreign minister AK Abdul Momen exchanged messages of felicitation with their respective Chinese counterparts– president Xi Jinping, prime minister Li Keqiang and foreign minister Wang Yi on the occasion, a foreign ministry press release said here.
Abdul Hamid wished the friendly people of China peace, progress and continued prosperity and expressed confidence that the existing cordial ties between the two countries would be further strengthened in the days to come.
President Xi reciprocated the sentiments and said that China and Bangladesh had always been respecting each other on an equal footing, strengthening mutual trust and deepening mutually beneficial cooperation.
He expressed his willingness to elevate China-Bangladesh strategic partnership to new heights.
Referring to the excellent bilateral relations and noting China as one of the most valued partners for Bangladesh’s socio-economic development, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hoped to explore more avenues for furthering cooperation to take Bangladesh-China strategic partnership to a higher level and also work together to address the regional and global issues for peace, security, stability and development.
She also appreciated the cooperation and assistance by China during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Prime Minister recalled the long history of interaction between the two peoples of the two ancient civilizations which facilitated the flow of knowledge, culture and trade.
She mentioned that the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in his books the Unfinished Memoir and the Amar Dekha Nayachin highly appreciated the passion, commitment and nation building efforts of the Chinese people.
FM Momen, in a message to his counterpart, invited China to take proactive initiatives so that Myanmar started the process of repatriation of her 1.1 million displaced nationals now temporarily sheltered in Bangladesh.
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