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China, Bangladesh pledge to deepen comprehensive partnership

Updated: May 25,2015 11:27 AM     Xinhua

DHAKA — China and Bangladesh have pledged in Dhaka to deepen the comprehensive cooperative partnership between the two countries and further boost cooperation in various fields.

The pledge was made when visiting Vice-Premier Liu Yandong met with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on May 24.

During the meeting, Vice-premier Liu said that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two sides and China is willing to deepen the traditional friendship, broaden the pragmatic cooperation, strengthen the people-to-people exchanges and further develop the comprehensive cooperative partnership between the two countries.

Liu expressed the hope that the two sides will work together to maintain the momentum of high-level exchanges, take the opportunities and achieve the common development of cooperative win-win so as to realize the Chinese Dream and “the dream of a golden Bangladesh”.

Bangladesh, which enjoys a unique geographical position in the region and has abundant labor forces, is one of the important countries along the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, and China appreciates Bangladesh’s support for the initiatives of the “One Belt and One Road” and the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar economic corridor, the vice-premier said.

Under these frameworks, China is ready to join hands with Bangladesh to seek common interests, boost cooperation in industrial cooperation, infrastructure construction, agriculture, medical health, among others, so as to achieve substantial results and make due contribution to regional development, Liu said.

The occasion of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two nations is a new opportunity for both sides to strengthen people-to-people exchanges and China is willing to boost friendly exchanges and cooperation between the political parties, think tanks, colleges and universities, youths, women and media of the two counties to deepen the mutual understanding of the two peoples and lay solid foundation for the development of comprehensive cooperation partnership of the two countries, Liu said.

For her part, Hasina said in the past 40 years, the friendly cooperative ties between the two sides have kept developing with mutual support and mutual help, and her country is appreciated for China’s support and help in its development.

She said her country is satisfied over the cooperation progress between the two sides in important projects including the construction of bridges, tunnels and industry parks.

The Bangladesh prime minister expressed the hope to boost cooperation with China in various sectors so as to further lift the comprehensive cooperative partnership between the two countries.

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