Dhaka – Wrapping up the less than 24-hour visit to Bangladesh, Chinese President Xi Jinping left Dhaka Saturday for Goa to attend the attend a five-nation BRICS Summit beginning Sunday.
The Chinese President paid glowing paid to Bangladesh’s 1971 war heroes at the National Mausoleum prior to his departure.
Bangladesh and China inked 27 deals during Xi’s visit, which both sides consider as historical. Xi was the first Chinese President to visit Bangladesh in 30 years.
The special flight of Air China left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:20am. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina saw him off at the airport.
A smartly turned out contingent of the President’s Regiment Guard (PGR) gave armed salute to the Chinese President at the airport.
Senior minister’s including Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam and Planning Minister AHM Mostafa Kamal were present on the occasion.
Four fighter jets of Bangladesh Air Force escorted the Chinese President’s plane as it took off and remained on Bangladesh airspace.
The Chinese president arrived in Dhaka on Friday to hold talks with Bangladeshi leaders to strengthen the ties between the two countries.