Bangladesh proposes to China for cooperation in dealing with the reserve crisis


Bangladesh has made a new proposal to China seeking cooperation in dealing with the reserve crisis. Such information was given by the Chinese ambassador in Dhaka, Yao Wen.

He said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to China this year has been arranged with priority given to the strategic development of the two countries. Bangladesh has made a new proposal to China for cooperation in dealing with the reserve crisis. There will be new announcements or groundbreaking steps in this regard during the Prime Minister’s visit.

The ambassador said these things at the ‘DCAB Talk’ program organized by the Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) at the National Press Club on Thursday (July 4).

Yao Wen said Bangladesh has long had a stable political environment, which has accelerated development. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to China will pave the way for strengthening the relationship between the two countries in the next 5 years or more. In this visit, the two countries will create immense potential in political, economic and cultural fields. A win-win situation will be created between the two countries.

The ambassador said that the relationship between China and Bangladesh stands on five pillars. Where sovereign freedom is respected. China is the most reliable partner of Bangladesh. We have plans for the development of the southern part of Bangladesh, the details of which will be announced in due course.

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On the question of how many documents can be signed during the Prime Minister’s visit, Yao Wen said, I am not qualified to say about it. But I can say that the visit will also discuss trade, investment, medium and long-term loans, Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project, Chinese investment, solving the Rohingya crisis, the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war, and strengthening multilateral relations between the two countries.

Regarding the repatriation of the Rohingya, the ambassador said that China is working positively to bring the Rohingya back to their country. Last year, China, Bangladesh and Myanmar worked on this issue. Unfortunately, progress on this stalled when the Myanmar conflict erupted in September last year. China alone cannot stop the war in Rakhine. Everyone including ASEAN has to work.

Regarding Bangladesh’s accession to BRICS, the Chinese ambassador said that China will cooperate to become a member of BRICS. Hope Bangladesh will be a member of BRICS soon.

DCAB President Nurul Islam Hasib and General Secretary Ashikur Rahman Apu also spoke on the occasion.

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