Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that the Communist Party of China (CPC) is willing to further exchanges and cooperation with Bangladeshi political parties, including the Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
He made the remarks in a meeting with Chairwoman of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and former Prime Minister of the country Khaleda Zia at the Great Hall of the People.
"The CPC is ready for closer friendly exchanges with all Bangladeshi political parties including the Nationalist Party, and deepening exchanges on national governance experiences, so as to contribute to the development of China-Bangladesh relations with new achievements in party-to-party cooperation," said Xi, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.
Khaleda Zia said the Bangladesh Nationalist Party regards China as a true friend and natural ally. The party will always adheres to the one-China policy and make positive efforts to promote friendly exchanges and cooperation between the two nations.
She also expressed hope that the upcoming 18th National Congress of the CPC a great success.
Xi hailed the healthy and smooth development of China-Bangladesh relations, featured by deepening political mutual trust, expanding cooperation in economic and trade as well as cultural fields.
He said further development of the bilateral ties and comprehensive cooperation is in the fundamental interests and practical needs of the two countries and the two peoples.
The vice president called on the two countries to join hands to speed up exchanges and cooperation in all areas and push forward the China-Bangladesh all-round partnership of cooperation to a new high.
Zia expressed thanks for China's assistance and support to her country's infrastructure construction and national defense since the establishment of the ties, and expressed the hope that Bangladesh can continue to receive aid from China.