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China recognizes as Bangladesh’s most trustworthy dev partner

Envoy Yao Wen says

Published : 07 Dec 2023 10:28 PM

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.