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Chinese Defense Minister in Dhaka

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Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe arrived here on Tuesday morning on a brief visit.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam received the Chinese Defense Minister at Bangabandhu Air Base upon his arrival at 10:45 am, reports UNB.

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming was also present at the moment.

The visiting Chinese Defense Minister is scheduled to visit Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi-32 to pay homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

He will meet President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban at 3 pm.

The Chinese State Councilor will also have a meeting with Chief of Bangladesh Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed, who visited China in November 2019.

General Fenghe was appointed as the head of China’s Ministry of National Defense at the 13th National People’s Congress on March 19, 2018.

The visit is taking place when Bangladesh and China are in discussion over Covid-19 vaccine cooperation.

Earlier this month, the Chief of Army Staff of Indian Army Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane also visited Bangladesh.

China’s Minister of Defense Fenghe is likely to go to Colombo, Sri Lanka from Dhaka on Tuesday before heading towards Beijing.

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