China to encourage Myanmar to start repatriation of Rohingyas: Chinese Foreign Minister

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Dhaka, Jul 6: Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi assured his counterpart A K Abdul Momen that China would encourage Myanmar to start the repatriation of the displaced persons.
He said, China would continue to host trilateral meetings among China, Bangladesh and Myanmar to provide platform for dialogue to ensure their early return.
The Chinese Foreign Minister made the remarks during his bilateral meeting with Dr Momen in Beijing on Friday on the sidelines of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ongoing visit to Beijing.
Mr Wang Yi further said, ‘China will enhance and strengthen bilateral relations with Bangladesh to realise the objectives of Strategic Partnership of Cooperation as was decided at Bangladesh-China Leaders Summit held in Dhaka in October 2016’.
He also said that the Summit talks reflected mutual trust and friendship currently existing between the Bangladesh and China.
Both Foreign Ministers agreed that solution to the Rohingya crisis would contribute to the peace and stability in the region.
Dr Momen asserted that Myanmar needs to create conducive conditions like assurances of safety and security for the displaced people to start return of the Rohingyas.
UNI

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