Dhaka seeks Beijing’s support for Rohingya repatriation

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

rohingyaForeign minister AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday sought China's support to convince Myanmar to start taking back their nationals from Bangladesh at the earliest.

The foreign minister mentioned that Bangladesh is ready to send back Rohingyas who are in the verified list, reports UNB.

He raised the issue when Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh Zhang Zuo paid a courtesy call on the foreign minister at his office.

Bangladesh is now hosting over 1.2 million Rohingyas in Cox's Bazar district and most of them entered Bangladesh since 25 August 2017 amid military crackdown against them in Rakhine state.

The Chinese ambassador briefed foreign minister Momen about his recent visit to Rohingya camp and underlined the importance of the strengthening communication channels between Bangladesh and Myanmar for finding solution to the Rohingya crisis.

Foreign minister and ambassador Zhang shared their views on the role Myanmar should play to create a congenial atmosphere so that Rohingyas feel secured for their repatriation and resettlement in Rakhine state, according to the foreign ministry.

The foreign minister urged the Chinese envoy to redouble his efforts so that agreements and decisions reached at leaders' summit in the past may be realised with speedy implementation process.

The Chinese ambassador assured that he is taking all-out efforts for speedy implementation of cooperation projects.

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