Dhaka, Beijing friendship boasts of a long history and will grow from strength to strength, Chinese President Xi Jinping has said.
"At present, China and Bangladesh are enjoying solid and profound political trust, and practical cooperation has been advancing steadily," he said in a independence day message. The Chinese embassy said President X Jinping sent a message of felicitation to his Bangladesh counterpart Md. Abdul Hamid on the 52nd anniversary of the independence of Bangladesh to be celebrated on Sunday.
The embassy said Chinese Premier of the State Council Li Qiang, State Councilor of the State Council and Minister of Foreign Affairs Qin Gang sent messages of felicitation separately to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen.
Xi Jinping extended his "sincere congratulations and best wishes" to Md. Abdul Hamid and to the government and people of Bangladesh.
In recent years, he wrote Bangladesh has made vigorous and remarkable progress in various economic and social undertakings, making great strides toward the dream of “Sonar Bangla”.
"The tremendous achievements scored by the Bangladeshi government and people have been widely commended by the international community.
"The joint construction of the “The Belt and Road Initiative” has yielded fruitful results, bringing tangible benefits to the two countries and the two peoples.
"I attach great importance to the development of China-Bangladesh relations, and I stand ready to work with Your Excellency to push China-Bangladesh Strategic Partnership of Cooperation to a new height," read the message.