China, Bangladesh to progress BCIM Economic Corridor

BEIJING, October 20 (Xinhua) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Bangladesh counterpart Dipu Moni here on Sunday to push forward the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) Economic Corridor.

Wang said China cherishes the traditional friendship with Bangladesh and attaches importance to China-Bangladesh ties. China regards Bangladesh as a natural partner and important for China’s opening up westward.

He said China is willing to maintain high-level visits, deepen pragmatic cooperation and push forward the construction of the BCIM Economic Corridor with Bangladesh.

China hopes the two countries can promote people-to-people exchanges, and cooperate and coordinate in both international and regional issues. China is committed to promoting China-Bangladesh partnership to a new level, according to Wang

Moni said Bangladesh attaches great importance to the bilateral relationship and thanks China for its valuable support and assistance to socioeconomic development in Bangladesh.

She said Bangladesh will actively support and participate in the construction of BCIM Economic Corridor and make joint efforts with China to comprehensively enhance bilateral relations.

Moni is paying an official visit to China from October 19 to 22 at Wang’s invitation.