Highlights of Chinese vice president's visit in Bangladesh, Laos

10:09, June 16, 2010      

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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping Tuesday concluded his two-day official visit in Bangladesh and started an official visit to in Laos.

The following are highlights of Xi's activities on Tuesday.

DHAKA -- Xi met with Khaleda Zia, chairperson of Bangladesh's main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).

He highly lauded what Zia has done in pushing the development of relationship between China and Bangladesh. Zia served twice as Bangladesh's prime minister

"We believe with the joint efforts of both sides, the closer comprehensive partnership of cooperation from the strategic perspective and on the basis of the principles of longstanding friendship, equality, and mutual benefit will make new progress and benefit both peoples," he said.

DHAKA -- Xi met with Bangladeshe's Parliament Speaker Abdul Hamid Tuesday.

He highly lauded the comprehensive development achieved in bilateral relationship since China established diplomatic relationship with Bangladesh 35 years ago.

He reiterated that China would like to work with Bangladesh to push forward the closer comprehensive partnership of cooperation.

DHAKA -- Xi met with Bangladeshi President Zillur Rahman Tuesday.

Xi said since China and Bangladesh established diplomatic relationship 35 years ago, the relationship between the two countries has stood the test of changes of situation in the world arena and continually moves forward.

The cooperation in all the areas is very fruitful and has brought real benefit for the two peoples and also plays an active role in maintaining regional stability, peace and development, he said.

VIENTIANE -- Xi arrived in Vientiane, capital of the Lao People's Democratic Republic Tuesday, kicking off his official visit to the country.

In a written speech at the airport upon his arrival, Xi said China and Laos boast profound traditional friendship, and last year the two countries have established a comprehensive strategic partnership.

Laos is the second leg of Xi's four-nation trip, and he will also visit New Zealand and Australia.

Source: Xinhua

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