China’s Foreign Minister Qin Gang suddenly reached Bangladesh on Monday (January 10). He made a surprise stopover in Bangladesh during his official trip to Africa. The Chinese Foreign Minister also met Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Kalam Abdul Momen at an airport in Dhaka. He held talks with Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen for about an hour.
The reason for the sudden stop of the Chinese Foreign Minister in Bangladesh was said to be lack of fuel in the plane. His Bangladesh tour is also being described as informal. A spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh had said that Foreign Minister Qin Gang is going to Africa on his first annual foreign trip after taking office.
Foreign Minister Dr. Momen received newly appointed Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang in the early morning today at HSIA while he took a stop over on his way to Africa. They discussed various bilateral and multilateral issues including trade, Covid, Rohingya, dev coop etc. pic.twitter.com/mvUMUehqM3
— Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh (@BDMOFA) January 10, 2023
It is being told that China’s Foreign Minister Qin Gang reached Bangladesh when there were reports of tension between Russia and the US Embassy in Dhaka. Experts believe that the stay of the Chinese Foreign Minister in Dhaka in the midst of such an important visit is an indication of how important Bangladesh is becoming for China.
Bangladesh Ambassador to China Munshi Faiz Ahmed says that China is taking the issues related to Bangladesh very seriously. The importance of China has been published. These efforts can be understood through visits and relations. Bangladesh is trying to give importance to those areas where it is needed. Along with this, China is also paying attention to the needs of Bangladesh.