China keen on military cooperation with Bangladesh

August 11th, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Aug 11 (Xinhua) China Monday said it is keen to establish close military ties with Bangladesh. “The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) attaches great importance to developing friendly and cooperative ties with the Bangladeshi armed forces,” Defence Minister Liang Guanglie told Bangladesh’s visiting Chief of the Army Staff Moeen Ahmed.

The two sides have had extensive and multi-level cooperation on weapons, training and academic exchanges, he said.

China and Bangladesh are close and friendly neighbours and Beijing is ready to cooperate with Dhaka to promote their comprehensive partnership in various fields, Liang said.

He also expressed his gratitude to Bangladesh for the support it has given in the preparation and holding of the Beijing Olympic Games.

Moeen thanked for China’s support in Bangladesh’s national and military construction, and said his country firmly supports China’s Taiwan and Tibet policies.

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