Yu Zhengsheng (R), chairman of the National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), meets with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed in Beijing, capital of China, June 10, 2014. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)
BEIJING, June 10 (Xinhua) -- Top Chinese political advisor Yu Zhengsheng on Tuesday met with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed on stronger relations.
Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), hailed China-Bangladesh traditional friendship and current growth.
Characterizing Bangladesh as China's important partner in South Asia and the India Ocean region, Yu said China is committed to developing all-round cooperation with Bangladesh.
Citing Bangladesh's continued economic growth in recent years, Yu called on China and Bangladesh to work closely, make best of their advantages and accomplish the countries' prosperity and people's wealth.
With the joint efforts, the leaders' consensus will be implemented and the substantial cooperation will bring more benefits to the two countries and upgrade China's collaboration with Bangladesh and South Asian countries, Yu said.
He underscored the CPPCC's commitment to developing closer ties with Bangladesh, pledging to share more experience on state governance and boost the exchanges in business, academics, culture and region.
Sheikh Hasina Wajed, who is on her third visit to China but the first since she was elected prime minister for the second time in January, appreciated China's long-term support and help to Bangladesh.
She said Bangladesh will adhere to its friendly policy towards China and deepen collaboration with China in all fields.
On Monday, she held talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and witnessed the signing of bilateral agreements covering economy, technology, energy and infrastructure construction.
She also attended the second China-South Asia Expo in Kunming of southwest China's Yunnan Province.