Beijing defends provocative remarks on Bangladesh joining Quad in future
China on Wednesday defended its Bangladesh Ambassador’s warning to Dhaka against joining the US-led Quad alliance, saying the envoy has made the country’s position ‘clear’ on the issue. Bangladesh foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday chided China’s Ambassador in Dhaka for his provocative and controversial remarks and warning of “substantial damage” to relations if Bangladesh were to join the US-led Quad alliance.
Mr. Momen described the remarks as ‘very unfortunate’ and ‘aggressive’ Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying avoided commenting on Mr. Momen’s statement saying that she has not seen the remarks. However, she expressed China’s opposition and annoyance with the Quad. She accused the Quad of being an “exclusive clique” against Beijing and said that it is trying to rally countries around China to work against China.