Chinese envoy in Bangladesh skips farewell visit to PM, President

ANI | Updated: Feb 26, 2018 14:15 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb 26 (ANI): China's Ambassador to Bangladesh, Ma Mingqiang, who is known for boosting his country's ties with Dhaka, left without paying farewell calls on President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The Dhaka Tribune quoted a government official as saying that a Chinese envoy always pays farewell calls on the president, prime minister and foreign minister before leaving Bangladesh, but Ambassador Mingqiang did not do that.

During Ambassador Mingqiang's tenure, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Bangladesh and several Chinese companies were granted mega projects.

However, according to the Chinese Embassy's website, Ambassador Mingqiang paid a farewell call on State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak on December 14 and on State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid on December 21.

In December, the Chinese embassy had said that Ambassador Mingqiang would leave for Beijing to attend a conference of envoys andthat he would like to pay courtesy calls on the Bangladesh president, prime minister and foreign minister since he had been given anew posting. (ANI)