Chinese President Xi Jinping has gifted a bust of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to Bangladesh.
Li Jiming, the Chinese ambassador in Bangladesh, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Gono Bhaban and handed over the gift to her on Monday.
Bangladesh is celebrating the birth centenary of the Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of its independence.
A 10-day special programme is all set to commence at the national parade ground of the capital city on 17 March, maintaining health protocol.
Five state leaders are supposed to attend the celebration in person. At the same time, a host of local and foreign guests will participate in these programmes.