Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on Sunday said his country would continue its support to the development of Bangladesh, describing Dhaka as their ‘strategic development partner.’
The Chinese foreign minister said this during a courtesy call on prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban in Dhaka, PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim told reporters after the meeting.
‘China will continue supporting the development of Bangladesh as a strategic development partner,’ the press secretary quoted Wang as telling the PM.
Wang said Beijing would support Dhaka on all its issues in the international forums too, according to the press secretary.
The Chinese foreign minister said Bangladesh made an unprecedented development under the leadership of PM Hasina.
He said China will also extend support to Bangladesh for the development of Digital Economy.
At the meeting, the prime minister sought the China’s help to resolve the Rohingya issue, saying the displaced people are an extra burden for Bangladesh.
In reply, the Chinese minister said his country expects that the issue will be solved through the bilateral discussions between Bangladesh and Myanmar. If it needs tripartite intervention over the issue, China will play its role, he added.
Wang Yi explained their stance over the Taiwan issue to the prime minister.
In this context, Hasina reiterated that Bangladesh believes in One China Policy.
Bangladesh values it’s friendship with China, she told the Chinese minister.
The PM requested China to take measures for taking back the Bangladeshi students, who had to leave China during the Covid-19 period and are yet to return to their campuses there to complete their studies.