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Xi promises more cooperation in big projects; 27 agreements, MoUs signed

Update : 14 Oct 2016, 06:41 PM
Chinese President Xi Jinping has assured Bangladesh of more cooperation in big projects. He said this during a meeting with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Prime Minister’s Office in Dhaka on Friday. Starting at 3:15pm, the meeting ended around 4:15pm on Friday. In the meeting, heads of the two governments signed 27 deals - 15 Memorandums of Understanding and 12 loan and framework agreements - on different projects. President Xi held a press briefing after meeting. [youtube id="0TBEq4oXrzo"] He said China is ready to work with Bangladesh and extend more cooperation  in big projects here. Afterwards Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also took the podium and briefed journalists. She hoped that with cooperation from China, Bangladesh will be able to reach its goal to become a middle-income country by 2021. She wished that the friendship between the two countries will grow stronger in the coming days. Bilateral trade issues, Chinese investment in Bangladesh and connectivity were likely to top the agenda in the meeting between the heads of governments of the two countries. Xi is also scheduled to meet with President Abdul Hamid, Speaker of Parliament Shirin Ahmed, and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia later in the day.

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