China and Bangladesh have always been friendly neighbors, with the ancient Silk Road standing as a witness to a friendship that spans over the millennia. Since China and Bangladesh established diplomatic ties 46 years ago, our two sides have treated each other with mutual respect and as equals. The two countries have supported each other and made progress together. Today, both countries are at a crucial stage of revitalization and development. The Chinese dream of great national renewal can well connect with the “Sonar Bangla” dream. During my visit to Bangladesh in 2016, Prime Minister Hasina and I upgraded the bilateral ties to a strategic partnership of cooperation. Bangladesh is the first South Asian country to have signed with China an intergovernmental document on Belt and Road cooperation. The practical cooperation has delivered real benefits to the people of both countries.
I place high importance on growing China’s relations with Bangladesh and will work with President Hamid and Prime Minister Hasina to strengthen the complementarity between two development strategies, advance Belt and Road cooperation, and take the strategic partnership of cooperation to a new height.
——Remarks by H.E. Xi Jinping in the Video Message of Congratulation on the Celebration of Mujib Year and The Golden Jubilee of the Independence of Bangladesh
The contacts between China and Bangladesh date back millennia and our two peoples enjoy profound friendship. Over the past 50 years since its independence, Bangladesh has made remarkable achievements in national development. China highly values the development of China-Bangladesh relations and stands ready to work with Bangladesh to further dovetail our development strategies and promote Belt and Road cooperation, so as to bring China-Bangladesh Strategic Cooperative Partnership to a new level.
——Remarks by H.E. Xi Jinping in the Letter of Appreciation to H.E. Sheikh Hasina