Chinese President Xi Jinping offers to send experts team to Bangladesh to fight Covid-19

WION Web Team Dhaka May 21, 2020, 03.39 PM(IST)

Xi Jinping with Sheikh Hasina. Photograph:( Reuters )

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In a telephone conversation with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Xi said that China stands ready to work with Bangladesh.

Chinese President Xi Jinping called Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina over the phone on Wednesday and proposed to send an expert team to help Bangladesh combat the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the Hasina's press secretary Ihsanul Karim “The Chinese president phoned Bangladesh Prime Minister around 5 pm on Wednesday and wanted to know from her about the coronavirus situation in Bangladesh."

“We are ready to send an expert team to Bangladesh to prevent coronavirus if you want,” Jinping told his Bangladeshi counterpart.

Xi said China will continue to work for further strengthening "strategic partnership" with Bangladesh.

The press secretary said the prime minister thanked the Chinese president for expressing sympathy to Bangladesh for the coronavirus situation.

(With inputs from agencies)