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Bangladesh welcomes the Belt and Road Initiative aims

The Belt and Road Initiative is a leading project of China to foster economic connectivity, promote industrialization and the common development of participating countries and people, said the Deputy Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament Fazle Rabbi Miah. “We highly appreciate the Belt and Road Initiative,” the senior parliamentarian of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ruling Bangladesh Awami League party told Xinhua Sunday.

“We do support (the initiative). It is not only needed for this region but for the whole world,” he said, adding the whole Asia including Bangladesh’s two neighbors India and Myanmar will immensely benefit from this Initiative.

“Bangladesh recognizes the importance of the BRI in strengthening connectivity, promoting the exchange of commodities, technology, capital and talent to achieve common prosperity,” said Miah at the launching ceremony of two new organizations, the China-Bangladesh Friends of Silk Road Club and the Silk Road Community Building Initiative in Bangladesh, held in Dhaka on Sunday.

On China-Bangladesh relations, he said both countries maintain extremely warm relationship and have developed strong cooperation in various fields.

Strategic partnership

He said the BRI will help enhance the alignment of the development strategies of both countries, fully tap the potential of cooperation in various areas, to realize sustainable development and prosperity of the two countries.

In 2016, relations between Bangladesh and China were elevated to “strategic partnership of cooperation” and consensus was reached between both sides to expand bilateral cooperation in a number of key areas, he said.

China is financing some infrastructure projects in Bangladesh including bridges, roads, rail link, power, energy, telecommunication, ICT, water treatment, he said.

China has always been a champion for world peace, a contributor to global development and a protector for international order. It (China) insists on dialogue and negotiation as the proper solution to disputes, he said. “I look forward to working in close cooperation to further enhance our engagement and strengthen the bonds of friendship between our two countries and peoples.”

The authors are Xinhua writers.


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