Communist Party of China to support Bangladesh in fighting COVID-19

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Published on May 19, 2020
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Communist Party of China (CPC) will extend all kinds of support to Bangladesh to combat novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The CPC leaders gave the assurance during a videoconference with the leaders of Bangladesh Awami League (AL). Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) organised the event at its office this noon.

Issues related to sending Chinese expert physicians to Bangladesh alongside providing necessary assistance to fight the pandemic also came for discussion between the leaders of the two parties.

In this connection, the Chinese ruling party leaders highlighted their experiences in containing the lethal virus.

Led by the Vice Minister of the Int’l Dept of the CPC HE Mr. Guo Yuzhou, the Chinese side comprised of high officials of the Int’l Dept of the CPC, Hubei provincial CPC, diplomatic, health and municipal policymakers of Wuhan City and Hubei province.

The Bangladesh side comprised of Mr Faruk Khan MP (Presidium Member, AL), Hon Health Minister Mr. Zahed Maleque MP, Hon Mayor of Dhaka North Mr. Atiqul Islam, Barrister Biplab Barua (Office Secretary, AL), Dr. Shammi Ahmed (Int’l Affairs Secretary, AL) and Tarik Hasan Shomi (Member, Int’l Affairs Sub Committee). The videoconference was conducted and moderated by Prime Minister's Special Assistant Barrister Shah Ali Farhad.

The discussion was divided between two sessions: The keynote session and the discussion session. Relevant high officials of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Dhaka North City Corporation were also present.