24 Jun 2024, 18:13
Update : 24 Jun 2024, 21:21

PM Hasina's visit to Beijing to be fruitful: Chinese Minister

DHAKA, June 24, 2024 (BSS) - Visiting Minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Liu Jianchao today said Beijing believes that the upcoming bilateral visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is going to be a very fruitful one.
"I think that the forthcoming visit by the Prime Minister is going to be a very fruitful one," he told reporters after his meeting with Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud at a city hotel.

The Chinese leader is now visiting Bangladesh to discuss issues of mutual interest between Bangladesh and China.

"We are very much looking forward to the visit by the honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in about two weeks' time," Liu said. 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is likely to pay her bilateral visit to Beijing any day in between July 8 to 11, Dr Hasan said after the meeting in a separate briefing.

Liu, who arrived in Dhaka on Saturday on a four-day official visit, said Beijing does have lots of expectations regarding the Bangladesh Prime Minister's upcoming visit.

"Our two governments and government agencies will work out a general plan for the cooperation between our two countries in time to come," said the Chinese Minister.

Regarding today's meeting, Liu said they had a very in-depth and comprehensive discussion on bilateral relations, the history of the relationship, and friendship.

"Thus, the friendship was cemented throughout these years, nearly fifty years after ...since our bilateral relation was established in 1975," he said.

The Chinese Minister said China shares the interest and also the very strong inspiration, enthusiasm in working with Bangladesh in its drive for prosperity, for example the Vision-2041 and also the goal to achieve Smart Bangladesh.

And, China and Bangladesh can work in the areas of infrastructure, agriculture, investment, and manufacturing and also trade of course, he said.
"China remains a friend, as a neighbor and a partner for your modernization drives. So, we will do it within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative," he added.

The Chinese Minister said they also touched upon some regional and international issues.

"We do have very identical views on most of the issues and also stress on the interactions and the context when communicating between the political parties in two countries," he said.

The Chinese leader said they believe that the government policies very often originate from party lines.

"So we believe that the kind of interactions among the political parties are very useful, it helps people to better understand each other and also it helps the governments to formulate reasonable and correct policies for each other," the Chinese minister said.

He said such interactions are important and this is the process of mutual learning.

Asked about probable documents to be signed, the Chinese leader said they expect agreements are going to be in many areas. "We do sign agreements and you know, we promise and we deliver," he added.

Responding to a question, he said they appreciate the generosity and humanitarian support from the Bangladesh government; and noted that the Rohingya issue is becoming more difficult.

He said China will continue to play a role in pursuing a solution to the problem by working with different parties related to it.

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