Ex-Chinese envoys praise Bangladesh’s economic progress
28 January 2015, Nirapad News: Four former Chinese Ambassadors to Bangladesh today appreciated Bangladesh’s rapid economic progress in recent years and development in social sector as well.
Spectacular infrastructural development, higher rate of economic progress and working environment proved that Bangladesh is marching towards further progress, they said when they met State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam at his office here.
The four Chinese envoys — Wang Chungui, Hu Qianwen, Chai Xi and Zheng Qingdian — served in Bangladesh in 70s, 80s and 90s. They arrived here on January 24 on a five-day visit to Bangladesh to have a glimpse of progress made in recent years.
During the meeting, they discussed various issues of bilateral cooperation, trade and business and Sino-Bangladesh relations, a foreign ministry spokesperson said.
In response, Shahriar Alam told the Chinese envoys that Bangladesh achieved tremendous development in health, agriculture, power, education, financial and IT sectors under the able leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hassina.
He said the government is going ahead to turn Bangladesh into a middle income country by 2021 and developed country by 2041 with the support of the country’s huge young population who supported the Awami League’s election manifesto.
“The achievements of the government and its farsightedness to run the country have helped sowing seeds of dream among the young generation to realize the cherished goal,” he added.
Referring to long standing Dhaka-Beijing relations, he hoped that the ties between the two friendly countries would be further strengthened in the days to come for the benefit of the two peoples.