A senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official said Wednesday in Beijing that China values ties with Bangladesh and is committed to promoting the two countries' comprehensive partnership.
"China and Bangladesh are friendly neighbors and the bilateral cooperation in politics, economy, trade and cultural fields have produced fruitful results over the past 31 years," said Luo Gan, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, in a meeting with Mohammed Abdul Jalil, general secretary of the Bangladesh Awami League.
In 2005, China and Bangladesh announced the forging of a long-term and mutually beneficial comprehensive partnership.
Luo expressed his appreciation to Jalil for Bangladesh's support for China on issues including Taiwan and human rights.
"China is ready to work with Bangladesh and continue to expand bilateral reciprocal cooperation to continuously enrich and promote the China-Bangladesh comprehensive partnership," Luo said.
Luo said the CPC valued friendly relations with Bangladesh's parties including the Bangladesh Awami League.
He said he hoped such friendly inter-party relations would promote bilateral ties.
Jalil said his country firmly abided by the one-China policy.
He also expressed his appreciation to China for its long-term assistance.