Myanmar has political will to take Rohingyas back: Chinese FM
10:13 AM, July 06, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:24 AM, July 06, 2019

Myanmar has political will to take Rohingyas back: Chinese FM

Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday said Myanmar has a 'political will' over the repatriation of displaced Rohingyas.

He made the remark at a meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen in Beijing, the capital of China.

"The Chinese foreign minister informed that Myanmar has a 'political will' to take back its Rohingyas from Bangladesh," said Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque said while briefing reporters after the meeting.

Highlighting the Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr Momen said Bangladesh has no conflict with Myanmar. "We're good neighbours and we want Myanmar to take its nationals back from Bangladesh," he said.

In reply, the Chinese foreign minister hoped that the repatriation of the first batch of Rohingyas will be made soon. "We hope that Bangladesh and Myanmar will make arrangements over the Rohingya repatriation and we'll always stay beside the two countries on this issue," Haque quoted the Chinese foreign minister as saying.

The foreign secretary said Bangladesh, China and Myanmar sat over the issue in New York and Beijing. "A new door may be opened up due to the talks," he hoped.

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