Working closely with authorities to know needs of Chinese investors: Shahriar Alam


Dhaka, Oct 29 (UNI) Emphasising on having enhanced trade and investment cooperation with China, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam said that "We are working closely with the authorities to know the needs of Chinese investors."
He said with the establishment of Chinese Economic Zone on 600 acres of land in Anwara Upazila of Chittagong, the interest of the country's investors to invest in Bangladesh is increasing.
He reiterated Bangladesh's commitment to close economic cooperation with China for mutual benefit.
Referring to the high-level visit between the two countries, Shahriar said such high-level meetings would be held if the Covid-19 situation improves.
Global initiatives such as vaccination diplomacy, the Rohingya crisis, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS) were also discussed.
Ambassador of Bangladesh to China Mahbub Uz Zaman was present as a guest at the event organized by the Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD).
President of Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) Former Ambassador M Humayun Kabir, President of Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) Major General Anam Muniruzzaman NDC, PSC (Retd.), Institute of Bangladesh University Min and Dr. Deputy Director of the Institute of Contemporary International Relations of the South Asian Studies in Beijing, China. Wang Shida spoke at the discussion.
CPD Chairman Prof. Rehman Sobhan presided over the virtual dialogue.
CPD executive director welcomed. Fahmida Khatun.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and China.
The speakers said that development cooperation between Bangladesh and China has increased significantly in the past decades.
The purpose of the virtual dialogue was to review Bangladesh's economic relations with China and to discuss the prospects for a future bilateral partnership through investment and trade.