Eastern Times Correspondent, Dhaka, 27 April: Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe has arrived in Dhaka on a one-day visit amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Bangladesh State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam welcomed General Wei Fenghe at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Fenghe paid his homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at his mural at Road 32 of Dhanmondi and visited the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum.
The Chinese defence minister is scheduled to call on President Abdul Hamid at 3 pm. He will also have a meeting with Chief of Army Staff Gen Aziz Ahmed.
The visit is taking place when Bangladesh and China are in discussion over Covid-19 vaccine cooperation.
Earlier this month, the Chief of Army Staff of Indian Army Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane also visited Bangladesh.
Fenghe is likely to go to Colombo, Sri Lanka from Dhaka today before heading towards Beijing.
Fenghe’s visit follows Bangladesh’s decision to join China’s Emergency Vaccine Storage Facility for COVID for South Asia amid uncertainty over getting the required doses from India.