Sunday, 29 Nov, 2020


Myanmar assured China of taking back Rohingyas

Diplomatic Correspondent |
Update: 2020-10-23 13:59:24
Myanmar assured China of taking back Rohingyas Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councilor Wang Yi (Left), and Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen

Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councilor Wang Yi said Myanmar has recently reassured China that it will take back the displaced Rohingyas from Bangladesh.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi informed the development to his Bangladesh counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen during a telephone conversation on Thursday evening, said a foreign ministry press release on Friday.

According to the Chinese foreign minister, his country has been in constant touch with Myanmar at different levels. Myanmar will work to take the Rohingyas back after the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic situation is improved.

Minister Yi also assured Dr Momen that following the elections in Myanmar in early November, initiatives will be taken to hold a tripartite meeting at the ambassador level between Bangladesh, Myanmar and China, followed by a minister level meeting.

The Chinese minister laid emphasis on holding senior official level tripartite preparatory meetings with regard to the repatriation.

Foreign Minister Abdul Momen recently said regional and international security will be in jeopardy if the 1.1 million Rohingya people are left unattended and not given the opportunity to return to their homeland.

Repatriation attempts failed twice in November 2018 and August 2019 amid Rohingyas' "lack of trust" in the Myanmar government.

BDST: 1358 HRS, OCT 23, 2020

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