China optimistic about fair polls

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 14:36, Dec 08, 2018 | Updated : 14:43, Dec 08, 2018

The 11th National Parliamentary Election is slated for Dec 30.China has expressed optimism that the upcoming 11th parliamentary polls in Bangladesh will be fair.

“We hope that the upcoming polls will be fair and without any hindrance. We believe that Bangladesh and its political parties are capable of holding a fair election,” Chinese ambassador Zhang Zuo said on Saturday (Dec 8) during an event on future of Bangladesh, China bilateral relations.

The Chinese envoy refrained from responding to a query if his country will send observers in the ensuing polls.

On Rohingya crisis, Zuo said, “China is always inclined to play a constructive role.

Emphasising on political and social stability of Bangladesh he said, “We need to strengthen our political relations and engagement.”

“Bangladesh and China depend on each other and we will continue to be Bangladesh’s development partner,” the envoy said on business collaboration.