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China wants to sign MoU on PPP

New Chinese envoy calls on Shahriar

Published : 22 Jan 2023 10:24 PM | Updated : 23 Jan 2023 05:56 PM

China wants to conclude a MoU on the public private partnership (PPP) for the growth of bilateral trade and commerce.

Newly appointed Chinese Ambassador Yao Wen showed the interest while paying a courtesy call on State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday.

The State Minister also highlighted the importance of establishing of direct air connectivity and requested the Chinese Ambassador to consider Bangladesh as a suitable place for industry relocation from China, the foreign ministry said.

Congratulating the new Ambassador on the Chinese New Year’s Day, the State Minister thanked China for being the largest bilateral trade partner of Bangladesh. 

During the meeting, he also thanked the Chinese government for its support in dealing with Covid-19 pandemic and the repatriation of Bangladeshi students from China and their subsequent return to China to continue their higher studies.

At the meeting, State Minister Shahriar Alam hoped that the bilateral relations between the two countries would reach new heights during the tenure of the new Ambassador. 

Both sides cordially exchanged views on bilateral and multilateral cooperation of mutual interests, including trade and investment, infrastructure development, connectivity, and COVID situation.

Regarding Rohingya issue, the State Minister thanked China for its active role in trilateral initiative among Bangladesh, Myanmar and China to provide a platform for dialogue to promote the early return of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas to Myanmar.

The State Minister hoped that the Pilot Project of repatriation would be executed at an early date. 

He wished Ambassador Yao successful tenure in Bangladesh and assured him of full cooperation in discharge of his duties, the foreign ministry said.

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