“Beijing to support Dhaka on all issues at international forums”
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi today (August 7, 2022) said his country will continue supporting Bangladesh's development journey, 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 Gano Bhaban in the capital, PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told reporters after the meeting.
"China will continue to support Bangladesh as a strategic development partner," the press secretary quoted Wang Yi as saying to the premier.
The Chinese foreign minister said Beijing will support Dhaka on all issues at international forums too, according to the press secretary.
The Chinese foreign minister said Bangladesh made 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 China's help to resolve 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 China's 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.