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Dhaka, Beijing sign nine deals including Rohingya aid

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang meet across the table during their bilateral talks at the Great Hall of People in China on Thursday, July 4, 2019 Focus Bangla. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

BEIJING, Jul 4, 2019, Dhaka Tribune. Bangladesh and China have signed nine instruments in different sectors ranging from aid for the Rohingyas and economic and technical cooperation, investment, power, culture and tourism, reported the Dhaka Tribune.

The nine instruments — five agreements, three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) and a document — were inked after the bilateral talks between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of People Thursday morning, Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque said.

Ministers and officials concerned of the two countries signed the instruments in the presence of the two leaders, reports BSS.

Under the first agreement titled ”Letter of Exchange (LoC) on the Rohingya Refugees Rice Aid”, China will provide 2,500 tons of rice to the forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar, the foreign secretary said.

Other instruments are:

Framework Agreement of ”Expansion and Strengthening of Power System Network under DPDC Area”
Framework Agreement of ”Power Grid Network Strengthening Project under PGCB Project”
Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between Bangladesh and China
Government Concessional Loan Agreement of ”Expansion and Strengthening of Power System Network under DPDC Area Project”
Preferential Buyer’s Credit Loan Agreement of ”Expansion and Strengthening of Power System Network under DPDC Area Project”
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Establishment of Investment Cooperation Working Group
MoU and its Implementation Plan on hydrological information sharing of Yalu Zhangbo / Brahmaputra River
MoU on Cultural Exchange and Tourism Program

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