Chinese Defense Minister to reach Dhaka Tuesday
Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe is scheduled to reach here on a short visit on Tuesday highlighting the "steady and rapid progress" in Bangladesh-China military cooperation recently.
"Yes, the Chinese Defense Minister Fenghe is coming," a senior official told UNB.
Bangladesh Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed visited China in November, 2019.
General Fenghe was appointed as the head of China's Ministry of National Defense at the 13th National People's Congress on March 19, 2018.
The Chinese Defense Minister will probably meet President Abdul Hamid aside from his ending up in the Bangladesh Army Chief.
The visit is occurring when Bangladesh and China are in a discussion over Covid-19 vaccine cooperation.
Earlier this month, Chief of Army Staff of Indian Army Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane also visited Bangladesh.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has said he is ready to work with Bangladesh to help expand hook up their development strategies, deepen practical cooperation across the board, and shoot for new outcomes from the Bangladesh-China Strategic Partnership of Cooperation.
"China and Bangladesh are close neighbours and traditional friends. Recently, China-Bangladesh relations enjoy a sound momentum of development, with strategic mutual trust being strengthened and cooperation beneath the Belt and Road Initiative pressing ahead," he said in a note to his Bangladesh counterpart Abdul Hamid.
China's Minister of Defence Fenghe will probably head to Colombo, Sri Lanka from Dhaka on Tuesday before heading towards Beijing.