Chinese defense minister likely to visit Dhaka this month

Chinese defense minister likely to visit Dhaka this month

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Dhaka – Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan is likely to be here on a three-day visit from May 28 which is expected to strengthen defense cooperation between the two countries, unb news agency reported.Though there is no official announcement about the visit, a diplomatic source said Wanquan, also state councilor and member of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the Communist Party of China (CPC), will be here along with a high-level 15-member delegation.
This will be a first visit of any Chinese Defense Minister in Bangladesh in the last eight years. He is likely to hold meetings with chiefs of three forces to discuss future defense cooperation apart from meeting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said the source.
Earlier on May 12, 2014, Bangladesh and China signed four agreements on military cooperation, aimed at improving professionalism and other capacities of Bangladesh armed forces.

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