Source: BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has met Chinese communist party leaders at the Great Hall of Beijing.
BNP vice-chairman Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury, a member of Khaleda’s entourage, told bdnews24.com over telephone that Chinese vice-president Xi Jingpin led the Chinese communist party leaders at the meeting at 4pm Bangladesh time on Monday.
A cultural programme was organised in her honour afterwards.
Chowdhury said the opposition leader’s meeting with communist party leaders was focused on some bilateral issues of common concern of the two countries.
“Emphasis was made on developing the relationship between the two parties,” he added.
Earlier Khaleda attended a lunch hosted by the Communist Party of China.
Khaleda left Dhaka on Saturday for China at the invitation of the Communist Party.
She took a break on the way to see her younger son Arafat Rahman Coco who has long been living in Bangkok for medical treatment.
Khaleda will return on Dec 23, after another stopover in Bangkok.
Coco, along with Khaleda, was arrested in connection with GATCO graft case in September, 2007. During the tenure of the military-installed caretaker government in May, 2008, he left for Thailand for medical treatment on parole.
On Sunday afternoon, Khaleda visited the Olympic Bird Nest Stadium in Beijing. After she reached Beijing, she was welcomed by communist party international section’s director general Yun Shidong and other leaders.
Khaleda’s last visit to China was in 2006 as prime minister. She had visited there in 1998 as the opposition leader.