On the evening of March 26th, the Bangladesh Embassy in China held the 41st Anniversary of National Day Reception in Beijing. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Ms. Fu Ying, Vice Minister of the People's Liberation Army General Armament Division of International Cooperation Department, Major General Shang Guanhui, and more than 300 diplomatic envoys, guests and journalists were invited to attend the event.
Bangladesh Ambassador to China, Mr. Munshi Faiz Ahmad delivered a welcome speech, he said, since independence, Bangladesh has made unremitting efforts and remarkable achievements in strengthening democracy, solving poverty, improving economy and people´s living standards.
Ambassador Ahmad said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh will become a middle-income country with booming IT industry driven by the "Digital Bangladesh" by 2021.
The ambassador said that China and Bangladesh has become a friendly partner. We are grateful for the contributions made by China in Bangladesh's infrastructure development and strengthening national capacity.
In the past year, China and Bangladesh exchanged many high level visits. In 2011, the bilateral trade amounted to over 8 billion U.S. dollars.
Bangladesh has experienced rapid economic growth in recent years, many multinational companies settled in the country, the middle-class expended quickly, but it is still considered as a developing country.
All guests had friendly communications at the reception to congratulate the Bangladesh Independence National Day. We wish the friendship between the two countries will last forever, from generation to generation.