Wu Bangguo Meets with Speaker of the Bangladeshi National Assembly
On the afternoon of October 12, 2011, Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), met with Speaker of the Bangladeshi National Assembly Abdul Hamid at the Great Hall of the People.
Wu said China and Bangladesh are friendly neighbors. Since the establishment of diplomatic ties 36 years ago, bilateral relations have witnessed sound and smooth development. The two sides respect and trust each other politically and conduct mutually beneficial cooperation for common development in the economic area. The exchanges and cooperation in various fields have been increasingly active and achieved remarkable results. It is a set policy for China to further consolidate and promote bilateral friendly cooperation, said Wu. He said China will further build up political mutual trust with Bangladesh, expand pragmatic cooperation, enrich cultural exchanges, strengthen multilateral coordination and bring their comprehensive cooperative partnership to a new high.
Wu briefed Hamid on China's system of people's congresses and said that parliamentary relations are an important part of overall China-Bangladesh relations. Wu called on the two sides to carry out exchanges at multiple levels and learn more from each other in building their democratic and legal systems, promoting economic development and improving the livelihoods of their people so as to continuously enrich the connotations of bilateral ties.
Hamid said China is Bangladesh's most trustworthy friend and has provided the country with long-term disinterested assistance. The Bangladeshi National Assembly will further strengthen communication with the NPC, promote pragmatic cooperation between the two countries in all areas, build up people-to-people friendship and make unremitting efforts to carry forward the friendship from generation to generation, Hamid said. Hamid reiterated Bangladesh's adherence to the one-China policy.