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Rohingya repatriation: Beijing’s support sought to convince Myanmar

  • Published at 04:16 pm June 25th, 2019
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Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Zhang Zuo pays a courtesy call on the Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at his office on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Focus Bangla

Bangladesh's foreign minister has said that the country is ready to return the Rohingyas on the verified list

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has sought China's support to convince Myanmar to start repatriating Myanmar's nationals from Bangladesh as soon as possible.

On Tuesday, the foreign minister told the media that Bangladesh is ready to return Rohingyas who are on the verified list.

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

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The Chinese Ambassador briefed Foreign Minister Momen about his recent visit to a Rohingya camp and underlined the importance of strengthening communication channels between Bangladesh and Myanmar to find a solution to the Rohingya crisis.

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

Zhang said: “I am talking about all-out efforts for the speedy implementation of cooperation projects.”

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