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China concerned for delay in repatriation of Rohingyas

Sunday, 11 October 2020 | 11:05 am | 338 times

China concerned for delay in repatriation of Rohingyas

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming has expressed concern for not starting the repatriation of Rohingyas to their place of origin in Rakhine State.

He shared his concern during his meeting with Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Dr Momen sought Chinese government’s support for the quick and sustainable return of Rohingyas to Myanmar.

The Foreign Minister recently said Rohingyas will “jeopardise regional and international security” if the 1.1 million Rohingya people are left unattended and not given the opportunity to return to their homeland.

Bangladesh sought a pro-active role from both ASEAN and Thailand on the repatriation of Rohingyas to their place of origin in Rakhine State.

Repatriation attempts were failed twice in November 2018 and August 2019 amid Rohingyas’ “lack of trust” on the Myanmar government.

Bangladesh and Myanmar signed the repatriation deal on November 23, 2017.

On January 16, 2018, Bangladesh and Myanmar signed a document on “Physical Arrangement”, which was supposed to facilitate the return of Rohingyas to their homeland.


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