Bangladesh and China on Sunday signed four bilateral documents to boost cooperation between the two countries. The cooperation documents were signed after an hour-long bilateral meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Bangladesh counterpart AK Abdul Momen at a city hotel. The signed documents are certificate of hand-over and acceptance of the China-aid project of the 8th Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge, MoU on the plan of special assistance of disaster prevention and reduction; cultural and tourism exchange programme between Bangladesh and China for the period from 2023 to 2027 and MoU between University of Dhaka and first Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources of China for Cooperation on Marine Science and Technology. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam briefed the media after the bilateral meeting. He said the Chinese Foreign Minister is pleased to see Bangladesh’s socioeconomic progress under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Both sides discussed bilateral, regional and global issues in the meeting with a hope to “elevate” the relationship between the two countries to a “new level”.