Update July 26, 2019

Dhaka 11-42 am, 14-August, 2020

Beijing sees rapid, steady progress in military coop with Dhaka

Mirajul Moin Joy

Defence Attache of China in Bangladesh senior colonel Liu Fangjian on Thursday highlighted the “steady and rapid progress” in Bangladesh-China military cooperation in recent years.

He esteemed the frequent high-level visits, continuously deepening pragmatic cooperation and fruitful cooperation in personnel exchange and training, reports UNB.

The Defence Attache, while addressing a reception at China embassy in Dhaka, said prime minister Sheikh Hasina paid a successful and fruitful visit to China this month, which maintained new “momentum of cooperation” between the two armed forces.

He also mentioned that after president Xi Jinping’s historical visit to Bangladesh in October 2016, the bilateral relationship was lifted to the Strategic Partnership of Cooperation.

The embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Bangladesh hosted a reception in celebration of the 92nd anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

Over 300 guests, including high-ranking officers and officials, from Bangladesh as well as diplomats, military attache and scholars attended the reception.

He said China remains firm in pursuing an independent foreign policy of peace and a national defense policy that is defensive in nature.

“China is a major contributor to the UN Peacekeeping budget and the largest troop contributing country among the permanent members of the UN Security Council.”

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