Wu Jianghao said the Communist Party of China (CPC) has resolved the problem of absolute poverty in China.

This is not only a great achievement scored by the CPC and the Chinese people, but also an important part for humanity to get rid of poverty, he said.

The establishment of China-South Asian Countries Poverty Alleviation and Cooperative Development centre is an important initiative proposed by state councilor and foreign minister Wang Yi on behalf of the Chinese government at the conference of foreign ministers of China, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Covid-19 this April, which was well received by the south Asian countries, according to a Facebook post shared by Hualong Yan, deputy chief of mission at the Chinese embassy in Dhaka.

The centre aims to pool strength, integrate resources, and exchange wisdom to support and help the south Asian countries' economic development and livelihood improvement, jointly promoting the cause of poverty reduction, it reads.

Bangladesh ambassador to China Mahbub Uz Zaman along with ambassadors from Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka attended the ceremony.

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