Momen seeks China’s support for Rohingya repatriation


DHAKA, June 25, 2019 (BSS) – Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today sought China’s support to convince Myanmar to start repatriation of displaced Rohingyas from Bangladesh at the earliest time.

Momen made the urge while Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh Zhang Zuo called on him at foreign ministry here, a press release said.

The foreign Minister mentioned that Bangladesh is ready to send back the Rohingyas to Rakhine state who are in the verified list.

The Chinese envoy underlined the importance of strengthening communication channels between Bangladesh and Myanmar for finding solution of Rohingya crisis.

Ambassador Zhang also briefed the foreign minister about his recent visit to Rohingya camp.

They shared their views on the role that Myanmar should play to create congenial atmosphere so that Rohingyas feel secured for their repatriation and resettlement in Rakhine state, said the release.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to visit Beijing next week where the Rohingya issue has been set as a major agenda to discuss.

Bangladesh is hosting over 1.1 million forcefully displaced Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar district and most of them arrived there since August 25, 2017 after a military crackdown by Myanmar, which the UN called a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” and “genocide” by other rights groups.