Gen. Wang Jianping (L), deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, holds a welcome ceremony for Gen. Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq, chief of staff of the Bangladesh Army, in Beijing, Dec. 2, 2015. (mod.gov.cn/Li Xiaowei)
BEIJING, Dec. 3(ChinaMil) -- Gen. Wang Jianping, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), held talks with Gen. Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq, visiting chief of staff of the Bangladesh Army, in Beijing on Wednesday afternoon.
Since China and Bangladesh established diplomatic relations 40 years ago, the two countries have witnessed continuous development of bilateral relations and sound coordination in international affairs, Gen. Wang said.
In the promotion of the One Belt (Silk Road Economic Belt）and One Road (the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road）Initiatives, China is willing to maintain communication and coordination with South Asian countries including Bangladesh and strengthen interconnectivity for common development, he noted.
Gen. Wang expressed satisfaction with the decades-long sound mil-to-mil relations between the two countries as evidenced by the pragmatic and efficient cooperation in many areas, hoping that the two militaries can keep enhancing high-level exchange of visits, communication between military academies and cooperation in technologies and personnel training.
Gen. Belal said that Bangladesh and China are good partners and trust each other. Bangladesh is grateful to China for its strong support and assistance over the years and stands ready to work more closely with China to deepen the relations between the two countries and two militaries, he added.
Before their talks, Gen. Wang held a welcome ceremony for Gen. Belal and accompanied him to review the guard of honor of the PLA Army.