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Bangladesh Minister: China making immense contributions to Bangladesh’s development

Bangladesh’s Information Minister said China has made immense contributions to Bangladesh’s efforts to meet its development goals with a key focus on building economic independence for the country.

HASANUL HUQ INU, Information Minister, Bangladesh
“Look back we see that from Day one (of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and China established in 1975) China has come up very boldly and energetically to cooperate in our economic emancipation. That is why over the last 40 years China has become one of Bangladesh’s largest development partners.”

Inu said AIIB is a great idea which will help the developing nations and the regional nationals of this eastern side of the world.

HASANUL HUQ INU, Information Minister, Bangladesh
“That is why we are very pleased at the launching of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the initiative taken by China. We appreciate globalization but present day globalization is uneven. So that is not good for a developing country like Bangladesh.”

The minister also hailed China-proposed “Belt and Road” initiative.

HASANUL HUQ INU, Information Minister, Bangladesh
“I think that this old Silk Road is being revived properly. It has a 132 billion U.S. dollar potential. So investing dollars in the Silk Road and reconnecting all the nations which were connected is great economic planning.”

Regarding the bilateral trade between Bangladesh and China, he said China is one of the largest sources of machinery and raw materials for Bangladeshi manufacturing industries

HASANUL HUQ INU, Information Minister, Bangladesh
“I think China is helping our economy. As you know one of the most important components of the economy is the garment and textile industry. China is a great performer in this industry. We’re deeply pleased that China has recently announced a zero tariff policy for 4,762 Bangladeshi products that will surely boost Bangladesh’s exports to the Chinese market.”

In the future, the minister expected more cooperation between the two nations in areas of media, information and communications, film and education.”

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