Health Desk- 15 Feb, 2020: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed her deep condolences for the loss of lives due to the outbreak of ‘coronavirus‘ in Wuhan city and other places of China.
The prime minister conveyed her sincere sympathy to the families of the victims.
In a message written to Xi Jinping, the President of China and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Sheikh Hasina, also the President of Bangladesh Awami League, expressed her firm conviction that the Government of China will be able to face and stop the aggravation of the situation with utmost capacity and control, said the Foreign Ministry on Friday.
She mentioned that establishing a taskforce and building emergency hospitals to address the crisis is timely and praiseworthy.
The prime minister said the people and the Government of Bangladesh are with the friendly people and the Government of China to address the crisis.
Sheikh Hasina mentioned the readiness of the government of Bangladesh to extend any help to mitigate the plight of the victims.
She also extended her sincere thanks for taking well care of a good number of Bangladeshi citizens living in China at the tragic moment of coronavirus outbreak.
Sheikh Hasina extended her sincere appreciation for the able leadership and commitment of Xi Jinping to his country and people.
She also mentioned that Xi Jinping’s prudent leadership has elevated China to a different height of development. China has become a global model of development due to his dynamic leadership, she added.
The prime minister appreciated the contributions of Chinese President to the international arena and Asian Region in particular.
“The relation between Bangladesh and modern China got a solid foundation with the visit of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to China in 1952 and 1957. China-Bangladesh relations have further strengthened under your undisputed relationship,” she mentioned.
Sheikh Hasina expects the presence of the Chinese president in Bangladesh at the inauguration ceremony of Bangabandhu’s Birth Centenary during the ‘Mujib Year’ to be held on 17 March 2020. She wishes China’s continued peace, progress and prosperity.