China is willing to facilitate BD-Myanmar dialogue: Wang Yi
Published : Saturday, 18 November, 2017 at 9:06 PM Count : 308
Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday expressed Beijingâ€™s eagerness to facilitate a dialogue between Bangladesh and Myanmar to resolve the Rohingya crisis as he paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
â€œWeâ€™re willing to facilitate the dialogue between Bangladesh and Myanmar to resolve Rohingya crisis,â€ premierâ€™s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim quoted him as saying while briefing reporters after the meeting at Ganabhaban this evening.
The Chinese foreign minister, he said, acknowledged that the Rohingya crisis was a big challenge for Bangladesh and described it as an internal problem of Myanmar.
Wang said China also did not want the progress of the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor (BCIM-EC) to be slowed down for the Rohingya issue either.
Sheikh Hasina reiterated her call to the international community including China to mount pressure on Myanmar to take back their nationals from Bangladesh.
â€œMyanmar will have to take back them with safety, security and dignity for a durable solution to the problem . . . Weâ€™ve good relations with Myanmar, but the Rohingyas are their people and they will have to take them back,â€ she said.
Narrating the plight of the Rohingya people, particularly women and children, the premier said Bangladesh gave them shelter to them on humanitarian grounds.