If Bangladesh and China can fully utilise their friendship, then both the countries will benefit in all sectors, including economy and culture, said speakers at a seminar yesterday.
Speakers were addressing the seminar titled “Rise of China and Sino Bangla Relation” at a hotel in the capital.
Bangladesh Cultural Academy Foundation organised the programme marking the 65th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China and the 39th anniversary of Bangladesh China Diplomatic Relation.
Qu Guangzhou, charge d' affairs of the Chinese embassy, said China is always with Bangladesh, and it wants to develop the bilateral relationship.
He further said that his country has become one of Bangladesh's important trade partners, and that the Chinese government encourages export of goods to China.
Akbar Ali Khan, former advisor to a caretaker government, said China has shown great development in its economic sector.
He said the reason was the country's great leadership, and urged Bangladesh to follow China's example.
He further urged countries in Asia to develop connectivity among their people to see real development in the area. BNP standing Committee member Lt Gen (retd) Mahbubur Rahman, former minister Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yousuf, former vice chancellor of Dhaka University Emazuddin Ahmed, President of the Communist Party Bangladesh [CPB] Mujahidul Islam Selim and Chinese Economic Councillor Wano Zijian, among others, also spoke in the seminar.