China will continue to wage more efforts in pushing forward our all-dimensional bilateral cooperation, says Chinese Envoy
“Dialogue is much better than confrontation. So dialogue among major political parties for finding solution to the growing political crisis is important,” said the Chinese Ambassador to Dhaka Mr. Li Jun in a Seminar organised by Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University at the Daily Star Centre on 9th October, 2013.
Mr. Li Jun was addressing the seminar titled China’s Look South and Bangladesh’s Look East policy: Convergences and Constraints. He suggested that any move towards dialogue for finding out the solution must be encouraged. "I believe it's the political leaders and it's the people of Bangladesh, know the best what this country now needs under such a situation". He was talking about the political stalemate of Bangladesh.
Speaking as the Chief Guest at the seminar, the Chinese envoy said a growing China-Bangladesh relationship will serve mutual interests, and benefit the region as well. "China will continue to wage more efforts in pushing forward our all-dimensional bilateral cooperation," he added.
Research Fellow of IGS, BRAC University, M Shahidul Islam and Research Fellow and Deputy Director, China Centre for Contemporary World Studies Dr. Hu Hao presented two papers in the seminar held with IGS Executive Director Dr Sultan Hafeez Rahman in the Chair.
President of the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute Farooq Sobhan, Chairman, Equity Property Management Limited, Dr Moinul Islam Mahmud, Prof of International Relations Department, Dhaka University, Professor Amena Mohsin, Professor Delwar Hossain, former ambassador Munshi Faiz Ahmad and Kalyan Party President Maj Gen (retd) Syed Muhammad Ibrahim, among others, took part in the discussion.
Professor Amena Mohsin called on China to intervene into the Rohingya issue on humanitarian grounds as it was creating obstructions in regional relations. Professor Delwar Hossain said that Bangladesh’s look east policy remained rhetoric as there was no policy framework in the foreign policy.
Citing Indian media reports that India was suspicious about Bangladesh’s look east policy, he laid stress on working out strategies to face possible opposition from India and United States if Bangladesh allies with China.
Among others, Professionals and representatives from various academic and research institutions, government, NGOs, international organisations; civil society members, journalists, representatives from governance, human rights and other organisations attended the Seminar.
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