DHAKA, Dec 31, 2018 (BSS) – Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime
Minister Li Keqiang today extended their heartfelt congratulations to
Bangladesh Premier and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina on securing her
party’s absolute majority in the 11th parliamentary elections.
“Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka Zhang Zuo handed over their congratulatory
messages to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official Ganabhaban residence
here this afternoon,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS.
The ambassador highly appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s
leadership for development of Bangladesh and hoped that her Vision-2021 will
be materialised and the country will be turned into a middle income country
by 2021 under her dynamic leadership.
He also hoped that Bangladesh will be able to bring down poverty rate to
zero soon due to the farsighted programmes of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Zhang Zuo expressed hope that the strategic and mutual cooperation between
the two countries will continue.
The Chinese envoy paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman, terming him as a great leader of the world.
The prime minister thanked the Chinese president and premier for
congratulating her and appreciated continued support of Beijing for
development of Bangladesh.
Describing China as a great friend of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina expects
more investment from China during her next five-year tenure.
Bangabandhu’s younger daughter Sheikh Rehana, Sheikh Hasina’s daughter
Saima Wazed Putul, PM’s Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman, Military
Secretary Mia Mohammad Zainul Abedin and PMO Secretary Sajjadul Hassan were
present on the occasion.