Chinese President Hu Jintao met here on Tuesday with Fakhruddin Ahmed, chief advisor of Bangladeshi Caretaker Government, who is on a four-day visit to China and to attend the Beijing Paralympics closing ceremony.
Hu thanked the Bangladesh government and people's support for the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics.
"China and Bangladesh are long-time friendly neighbors. The bilateral relations have been in sound and smooth development in spite of the changes in the two countries or in the international arena," Hu said.
The Bangladeshi government has been a firm supporter to China on issues concerning Taiwan and Tibet, he said.
Hu said the Chinese people are indebted to the Bangladeshi government and people who sent relief assistance to China's earthquake-hit Sichuan province despite their own economic difficulties, and shared the Chinese people's mourning of the quake victims.
"China attaches great importance to its relations with Bangladesh, and is ready to invest more efforts in advancing the all-round cooperative partnership," Hu said.
Fakhruddin commended China on hosting a grand and successful Olympics, and said the Beijing Paralympics showed the Chinese government's caring for the disabled people.
The Chinese and the people in Bangladesh are trusted friends, Fakhruddin said, and the two countries shall deepen cooperation in trade, investment, and in international and regional affairs.
The leader also reaffirmed his country's adherence to the one-China policy.