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Ambassador Yao Wen delivered a Chinese New Year message in “The Belt and Road”

Update : 20 Jan 2023, 14:27

Newly appointed Ambassador of China to Bangladesh Yao Wen sent Chinese New Year greetings in “The Belt and Road (Quarterly)”, which is jointly founded by China Enterprise Association in Bangladesh and Bangladesh East Asia Foundation Center, which is released by the Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh on Friday. 

"It is a pleasure to learn about the release of the Spring Festival Special Issue of The Belt and Road magazine. On the special occasion of the Chinese Spring Festival, I would like to extend sincere New Year greetings to overseas Chinese, Chinese enterprises and institutions in Bangladesh on behalf of the Embassy of China in Bangladesh.

Under the outstanding leadership of the Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the China-Bangladesh Strategic Partnership of Cooperation has been developing fast and steadily. Mutual political trust has been enhanced, development strategies have been synergized, and cooperation in all fields has been promoted. Both sides understand and support each other on core interests and major concerns, and jointly uphold international justice and real multilateralism."

He stated that Bangladesh and China should stay firm in the right direction to keep bilateral relations moving forward.

"Bangladesh is the first country in South Asia to jump on board of the Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI). During 2022, China-Bangladesh cooperation under the BRI has witnessed fruitful achievements. The Payra Power Plant, a joint venture between Chinese and Bangladeshi companies, has played a positive role for the 100% electricity coverage of Bangladesh. The Bongomata Begum Fazilatun Nesha Mujib 8th Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge has been completed and open to traffic. The Dasherkandi Sewage Treatment Plant, the largest single sewage treatment plant in South Asia, was put into use. The civil works of the south tube of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Rahman Tunnel under the Karnaphuli River, the first underwater tunnel in South Asia, have been completed.

After the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the CPC declared that from now on we are going to undertake a new journey toward the Chinese modernization, and advance high-quality Belt and Road cooperation. This "belt of development" to the benefit of the world will surely be more prosperous, and the “road of happiness” for the people of all countries will be even broader. With shared visions and mutual efforts, there will certainly be stronger impetus, more vigorous vitality and a brighter future for the China-Bangladesh relations.

At last, wish you all a happy Chinese New Year, and wish The Belt and Road magazine with continued success in the years to come," added Yao Wen.




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