Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Yao Wen on Thursday said Beijing and Dhaka have further enhanced mutual strategic trust, enlarged economic and trade cooperation, promoted personnel and cultural exchanges, and deepened collaboration at international and multilateral arenas.
"China is increasingly recognized as the most trustworthy development partner of Bangladesh," he said according to a press release issued by Chinese embassy in Dhaka.
The ambassador was delivered a keynote speech upon invitation at a seminar in the capital themed China-Bangladesh Relations: Identification of Future Research Agenda co-organized by Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) of China, Center for China Studies (CCS) of Bangladesh, and Development Studies Center (DSC) of Bangladesh.
The envoy said the joint efforts and guidance of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina 3on Beijing-Dhaka tie are welcomed across the two countries.
"It is highly aspired that the China-Bangladesh relations would expand to wider ranges and be uplifted to higher levels," he said.
Noting that China-Bangladesh relations faces historic opportunities, the ambassador encouraged the academia of China and Bangladesh to forge the CCS into an academic hub for scholars from the two countries, initiate joint studies on bilateral relations, and suggest solutions to regional hotspots.
SIIS President Prof Chen Dongxiao, vice president Prof Li Kaisheng, Chairman of academic advisor council Vice President of China Institute of International Studies Professor Rong Ying, Coordinator of DSC, Professor.
Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir, former
Bangladesh foreign secretary Md Touhid Hossain, former Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Offices and other International Organizations in Geneva Shameem Ahsan also addressed the seminar.
Speakers highly lauded China-Bangladesh Strategic Partnership of Cooperation, in particular the significant achievement made in the auspices of Belt and Road cooperation.
Under the current international circumstances, they said, Bangladesh and China should further enhance mutual trust and deepen cooperation and collaboration, so as to promote development of the two countries, maintain regional peace and stability, and safeguard the common interest of developing countries.
Through intensive and extensive interactions, the academia would make its unique contribution to the exchanges between the two peoples and to the betterment of China-Bangladesh relations.