PV Desk : Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka Li Jiming has said China will show highest respect to the greatest Bengali of all times Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in his birth centenary this year that coincides the celebration of 45th anniversary of Dhaka-Beijing diplomatic ties.

“The whole Bangladesh will celebrate the year as “Mujib Barsha”, and the Chinese Embassy will also implement initiatives to celebrate this significant event with our Bangladeshi friends to show Chinese people’s highest considerations and respect toward this great man,” he said.

Li was addressing the opening ceremony of “Happy Chinese New Year Gala 2020, the 45th Anniversary of China-Bangladesh Friendship and Mujib Year” at the National Theatre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the city last evening.

The envoy said the Chinese side is ready to join hands with the Bangladesh government and people, taking the 45th anniversary as a great opportunity, to enhance the synergy between development strategies and jointly promote Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Over the past 45 years based-on the principles of mutual respect and benefit, he said the China-Bangladesh relationship has withstood the test of time and changes of international situation, and maintains the momentum of robust growth.