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‘Xi’s visit won’t affect Dhaka’s ties with others’

  • Published at 08:26 pm October 13th, 2016
‘Xi’s visit won’t affect Dhaka’s ties with others’
Bangladesh on Thursday categorically said Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Dhaka visit will not have any negative impact on Bangladesh’s relations with other countries, including India, reports UNB. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali referred to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s defined broad parameters of Bangladesh’s chosen foreign policy - ‘friendship to all, malice towards none’, and said, “We don’t want enmity with anybody.” While talking to reporters at the Foreign Ministry, Ali said Bangladesh is fully committed to the policy. “We’ll proceed protecting the country’s interest and following our foreign policy. So, there’s no scope (of negative impact),” he said. The minister said Bangladesh is achieving successes following the principle showed by Bangabandhu. Quoting Chinese media, Indian media have said New Delhi needs not be “jealous” of Beijing and Dhaka’s increasing friendship but could use this as an opportunity to improve bilateral relations with China during the Brics Summit in Goa this weekend. “India won’t need to be jealous of an increasingly close relationship between Beijing and Dhaka because the improvement of local infrastructure and the overall economic ecology in Bangladesh will create favorable external conditions for connecting with markets in India, China and Southeast Asia,” the Hindustan Times reported quoting Global Times.