Bangladesh, China and Myanmar agree on road connectivity

China, Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to construct a highway from Chinese city Kunming to Bangladesh's south-east city Chittagong through Myanmar's city Mandaley.

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister M. Morshed Khan who had bilateral meetings with his counterparts from China, Myanmar, Malaysia and South Korea on the sidelines of the 13th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) meeting in Kuala Lumpur stated this at a press briefing in Dhaka Sunday.

Khan said he had meetings with Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing and Myanmar Foreign Minister U Nyan Win discussing the road connectivity.

In his meeting with the Chinese foreign minister, Khan said China is a great friend of Bangladesh. He had raised the issue of road connectivity with Li Zhaoxing agreed on the project.

Khan said although Myanmar had some reservations in the past but now it has agreed to the tri-nation road connectivity.

Source: Xinhua

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