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On Bangladesh election results, China congratulated Awami League for victory without mentioning PM Sheikh Hasina.

Beijing, Jan 9 (PTI) China on Tuesday congratulated Bangladesh’s ruling Sheikh Hasina-led Awami League party on winning the general elections and said it was looking forward to bilateral partnership with Dhaka and cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Wants to strengthen.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning, responding to a question from official media about the Awami League’s “overwhelming victory”, talked about Beijing’s ties with Dhaka, especially its infrastructure projects, but the Prime Minister Any reference to Minister Hasina was conspicuously absent from Mao’s remarks on the Bangladesh elections. ,

Hasina’s Awami League won a landslide victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, which were boycotted by the main opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP).

Mao Ning said, “China congratulates Bangladesh for holding the general elections smoothly as scheduled and we congratulate the Awami League on winning the elections.”

“As a friend and neighbor, China firmly supports Bangladesh in pursuing its post-election political agenda in accordance with the law,” he said.

“China calls on the new Bangladesh government to carry forward our traditional friendship, deepen high-quality BRI cooperation, and strive for new progress, based on mutual respect, equality, mutual benefit and non-interference in each other’s internal affairs. Ready to work with.” China-Bangladesh strategic partnership of cooperation,” Mao said.

Bangladesh is one of the largest recipients of Chinese investments.

During President Xi Jinping’s visit to Dhaka in 2016, China committed to provide US$40 billion for various investment projects, under which Bangladesh will receive US$26 billion for Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects and joint venture projects. 14 billion US dollars will be available for this.

The BRI is an ambitious program to expand Chinese-funded infrastructure across multiple countries that aims to boost China’s economic and diplomatic clout.

The rapid expansion of Chinese investment in Bangladesh was considered by Beijing as the second largest after the US$60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Observers say Prime Minister Hasina, who has been in power since 2009, has maintained close ties with India and China and made effective use of investments from both countries to develop road and industrial infrastructure in the country.

(This report has been published as part of an auto-generated syndicated wire feed. Apart from the headline, there have been no edits to the copy by ABP Live.)



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