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Beijing keen to take ties with Dhaka to new height: Envoy

Staff Correspondent

25 December, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Zhang Zuo on Monday said his country wants to take its bilateral relations with Bangladesh to a newer height.

China wants to give a further push to broaden people-to-people contacts with Bangladesh, he said.

Ambassador Zou made the remarks while addressing at an experience-sharing on medical treatment and tourism at the Chinese Embassy in the capital.

The Chinese envoy said the friendship between the two countries will be even deeper than the Bay of Bengal.

“Our hearts are getting closer now, our friendship is strengthened,” he added.

Deputy Chief of Mission and Counselor Chen Wei, and Irving Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer HBM Lutfur Rahman Rahman, among others, spoke on the occasion.

Chen Wei said people-to-people contact is very much important of bilateral relations between two friendly nations, though there is a necessity of building bridges and roads.

The Chinese Embassy in Dhaka will promote such initiatives in the coming days for the sake of strengthening the friendship.

The embassy encouraged all to share the experience of Bangladeshi citizens on medical treatment in Kunming with their friends and families.  

A group of patients, who availed of treatment in Kunming fully funded by the Chinese Embassy here, shared their experiences at the event.

They lauded the quality, affordability and advanced medical equipment in Kunming but urged to address the language barrier.

Irving Group, a business group in Bangladesh, is facilitated the treatment of pre-selected patients in a hospital in Kunming.

Earlier, China opened its doors for Bangladeshi citizens to get “affordable and quality medical treatment” in a bid to further boost people-to-people contact between Bangladesh and China.

Chinese Embassy in Dhaka is granting medical visas for Bangladeshi citizens to avail of “high quality and reliable treatment” in China, said the Embassy.

“We want to boost people-to-people contact between Bangladesh and China under the Road and Belt Initiative,” said the Chinese Ambassador.

He said this medical tourism will help strengthen relations between the two countries.