China, BD to support mutual core interests, major concerns, say FMs
BEIJING: China and Bangladesh will continue to firmly support each other on issues involving their core interests and major concerns, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Bangladeshi counterpart AK Abdul Momen agreed in their phone conversation on Thursday. Noting that this year marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of China-Bangladesh diplomatic ties, Wang said leaders of the two countries have maintained close contact and reached important consensuses on consolidating China-Bangladesh strategic cooperative partnership and deepening the cooperation on the construction of the Belt and Road, sending a clear signal that both sides are committed to cooperative and common development. Wang said China is willing to work with Bangladesh to implement the important consensuses reached by the leaders of the two countries, deepen the high-quality joint construction of the Belt and Road and the “Sonar Bangla” dream, steadily promote major projects cooperation, and embark on the fast track of post-pandemic recovery side by side. The friendship between China and Bangladesh has been lifted to a higher level in the joint fight against the coronavirus pandemic, said Wang, adding that after the Chinese vaccine is successfully developed and put into use, China will, to the best of its ability, help Bangladesh win the final victory over the epidemic. – Xinhua ������������������������������������ �j