China lauds Hasina’s remarks on US sanctions
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina spoke not just about "the strong position of the Bangladeshi people, but also the mind of large part of the international community, especially the developing world" when she talked about the US sanctions on Rab, a spokesperson of the Chinese foreign ministry said yesterday.
Wang Wenbin, the spokesperson, said this at a regular briefing while replying to a question about PM's recent remarks about the US sanctions and her comment that Bangladesh should stop buying from countries that impose sanctions.
"We have noted the recent remarks by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Indeed, while turning a blind eye to its own racial discrimination, gun violence and drug proliferation problems, a certain country has long been interfering in the internal affairs of Bangladesh and many other developing countries under the pretext of democracy and human rights," he said.
Wang Wenbin further said China and Bangladesh have been traditionally friendly neighbours and that China firmly supports Bangladesh in "safeguarding its sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, upholding independent domestic and foreign policies, and pursuing a development path that suits its national realities".
"We stand ready to work together with Bangladesh and other countries to oppose all forms of hegemonism and power politics, uphold the UN-centred international system, the international order underpinned by international law and the basic norms governing international relations based on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, and build a community with a shared future for mankind," he added.