Newly appointed Ambassador of China to Bangladesh Zhang Zuo on Monday said his country is in communication with Myanmar and is persuading them to act sincerely to take back the displaced people of Rakhine State.
The Chinese envoy made the remark while paying a courtesy call on State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam at the latter’s office in the afternoon.
It was the first official meeting at the political level after the Chinese envoy presented his credentials to President Abdul Hamid on 7 March.
During the meeting, the ambassador recalled Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Bangladesh in October 2016 when bilateral relationship was elevated to “Strategic Partnership of Cooperation” and consensus was reached to expand bilateral cooperation in a number of key areas.
The ambassador expressed his commitment to work with the government to take bilateral relations to new heights through implementation of the decisions reached through consensus between two leaders of China and Bangladesh during the visit of the Chinese President.
Shahriar Alam underlined the importance of close bilateral engagement between China and Bangladesh on political front along with the economic partnership between the two countries.
The state minister appreciated China’s deep interest in and continued support for the socio-economic progress of Bangladesh.
He sought intervention of Chinese Ambassador for speedy implementation of infrastructure projects.
He mentioned the two projects: Padma Bridge Rail Link and Expansion and Strengthening of Power System Network under Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC) Area Project..