PM mourns deaths after coronavirus outbreak in China

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 01:18, Feb 15,2020


Sheikh Hasina, president of Bangladesh Awami League and prime minister, expressed shock at the deaths following the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan city and other places in China.

The prime minister conveyed her sympathy to the families of the victims.

She expected the presence of Chinese president in Bangladesh at the inauguration ceremony of Sheikh Mujib’s birth centenary during the Mujib Year to be held on March 17, 2020.

In a message written to Xi Jinping, the president of China and general secretary of Communist Party of China, Sheikh Hasina expressed her conviction that the government of China would be able to face and stop the aggravation of the situation with utmost capacity and control.

She mentioned that establishing a taskforce and building emergency hospitals to address the crisis was timely and praiseworthy, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday.    

 The prime minister assured that the people and the government of Bangladesh were with the people and the government of China to address the crisis.

Sheikh Hasina mentioned the readiness of the government of Bangladesh to extend any help to mitigate the plight of the victims.

She also extended her sincere thanks for taking care of a good number of Bangladeshi citizens living in China at the tragic moment of coronavirus outbreak.

Sheikh Hasina extended her appreciation for the leadership and commitment of Xi Jinping to his country and people.

She also mentioned that Xi Jinping’s leadership had elevated China to a different height of development.

China has become a global model of development due to his dynamic leadership, she added.

Prime minister appreciated the contributions of the Chinese president in the international arena and Asian region in particular.

‘The relation between Bangladesh and modern China established solid foundation with the visit of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to China in the year 1952 and 1957. China-Bangladesh relations have further strengthened under your undisputed relationship,’ she mentioned.

She wished China’s continued peace, progress and prosperity.

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