China pledges support to ensure security, stability in BD

China pledges support to ensure security, stability in BD


Condemning terrorist attack on a Dhaka café, China has pledged its firm support to Bangladesh in its fight against terrorists to maintain national security, stability and safeguard people’s safety by combating terrorism.“China opposes terrorism of any form, and condemns terrorists’ acts in the strongest terms,” Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a message sent to his Bangladesh counterpart Abdul Hamid on July 4.

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also wrote their respective counterparts – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali — condemning the attacks separately.The Chinese Prime Minister said China, as always, will firmly support the unremitting efforts by the Bangladesh government and people to maintain national security, stability and combat terrorism.They said they were shocked to learn about the serious hostage by terrorists which caused heavy causalities.The Chinese side extended the deep condolences to the victims and sincere sympathies to the injured and the bereaved families.Twenty-two people, including nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian national and two policemen were killed inside and outside the café during the attack on July 1.Later on July 2 morning, six people with five attackers were also killed during a commando operation. Thirteen of the hostages were rescued alive in the operation.Meanwhile, blood-soaked young man Shawon who was detained from outside the Holey Artisan Bakery during the hostage standoff died at a city hospital on Friday afternoon.


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