Hasina seeks more Chinese investment
April 13 2016 11:43 PM
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during a meeting with Chinese Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Kong Xuanyou in Dhaka yesterday.

By Mizan Rahman/Dhaka

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday sought more Chinese investment in Bangladesh’s various sectors to accelerate the country’s development efforts.
During a meeting with visiting Chinese Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Kong Xuanyou, Prime Minister Hasina termed the existing Bangladesh-China relations ‘wonderful’, thanked China for continued support to the development efforts of
Prime Minister’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
Referring to the Chinese president’s upcoming visit to Bangladesh, she said Bangladesh is keenly waiting to
receive Xi Jinping.
Calling Bangladesh as China’s frontline development partner, Kong Xuanyou said China would speed up work for implementing the major agreements signed with Bangladesh government through
He also assured Hsian that China would cooperate with Bangladesh to help attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Lauding the current socioeconomic development of Bangladesh, the Chinese assistant minister termed it ‘remarkable’ to achieve 7.05% GDP growth in the current fiscal year despite sluggish world economy.
Highly appreciating the dynamic and able leadership of Sheikh Hasina, Kong Xuanyou hoped Bangladesh would be able to materialise its Vision 2021 and thus the Vision 2041.
Terming Bangladesh an important country in South Asia, Kong Xuanyou said China also appreciates Bangladesh’s policy towards ‘One China’.
Mentioning the ongoing work for establishing countrywide 100 economic zones, she said lands were also allocated for the Chinese economic zone.
The prime minister also said these economic zones would boost production alongside creating more jobs.

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