Ambassador Li, Acting FS Discuss Early Rohingya Repatriation, Border Incidents

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming met with Acting Foreign Secretary Rear Admiral (Retired) Md Khurshed Alam and discussed ways to quickly repatriate Rohingyas and recent incidents along the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Speaking to a small group of reporters at the Foreign Ministry after Monday’s meeting, Ambassador Li said they discussed many issues, including the “rapid repatriation” of the Rohingya people and cooperation in other areas. other areas between the two countries.

When asked if they had discussed recent border issues with Myanmar, the Chinese envoy said the issues had been addressed and the acting foreign minister had mentioned it was ‘very unfortunate’ . “I don’t have any more information,” he added.

There is a tripartite mechanism between Bangladesh, Myanmar and China to discuss and find ways to resolve the Rohingya issue.

Last week, Bangladesh appealed for support and necessary measures from the international community to end the violence so that Myanmar cannot take advantage of the creation of instability in the region and thus avoid the repatriation of Rohingyas.

“We told the diplomats that we are looking for your help so that Myanmar cannot take advantage of creating instability in the region by refraining from taking over the Rohingyas,” Khurshed Alam told reporters at the guesthouse. of State Padma on Tuesday.

Bangladesh has let the international community know that it is working with great patience and tolerance and that Bangladesh has done nothing that could cause Myanmar mortar shells to fall inside Bangladesh, affecting life and Bangladeshi livelihoods.

Bangladesh also conveyed its concerns over possible instability in the region to diplomats stationed in Dhaka, briefing them on the current situation in the border areas with Myanmar.

The diplomats assured Bangladesh to convey their concerns to their capitals and help Bangladesh if they had anything to do to raise the issue at the United Nations (UN).

Bangladesh now hosts more than 1.1 million Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar and Bhasan Char.

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