Being nominated as the next regional director of WHO for Southeast Asia. Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Yao Wen congratulated Saima Wazed.
He said, his nomination will increase health cooperation between Beijing and Dhaka.
The ambassador made this comment on Tuesday (November 7) at the handing over of emergency anti-dengue supplies from China.
Yao Wen said, ‘Her (Saima) nomination has also opened up new channels and opportunities to enhance cooperation between China and Bangladesh in the health sector.’
The Ambassador said that the nomination of Saima Wazed as the next Regional Director of WHO for South-East Asia is another contribution of Bangladesh in protecting the health of all humanity. The Chinese ambassador said that the strategic partnership of cooperation between China and Bangladesh has deepened in recent years.
He said, ‘China has become an important partner for Bangladesh in terms of economic development and beyond.’
The ambassador said that under the joint guidance of the leadership of the two countries, Bangladesh and China must make joint efforts and fight side by side to win the war against the dengue epidemic, which will protect the lives and health of the people of the two countries.
He said that Chinese President Xi Jinping personally announced during his meeting with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Johannesburg, South Africa at the end of August this year, that China will provide Bangladesh with 25 million RMB to fight dengue.
The ambassador said, ‘Today’s handover ceremony is not only the implementation of the consensus reached between the two leaders, but it is another manifestation that China and Bangladesh are true friends, who are close neighbors in good times and bad and always help each other.’
The ambassador said that in the last three years, China and Bangladesh have joined hands to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said, ‘At the beginning of this year, we signed an implementation agreement for the China-aid project for the burn unit of the Chittagong Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh.’
He also said, ‘In the future, China will continue to increase cooperation with Bangladesh in the health sector and bring more tangible benefits to the people of the two countries.’
Health Minister Zahid Malek, Health Secretary Md. Jahangir Alam and Director General of DGHS Dr. Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam and others were present.