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Rohingya Repatriation

Let’s wait and see what results come from ICJ: Chinese envoy

Published : Saturday, 14 December, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 290

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming has said China hopes to see an early repatriation of Rohingyas and an eventual solution to the problem saying they want to see the results that will come out from the court in The Hague.
On China's view towards the case filed by The Gambia against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for violating the Genocide Convention, Ambassador Li said that China upholds the international order based on international law.
"Right now, let's wait and see what results will come out the court in The Hague,"s aid the Chinese Ambassador during his recent visit to Cox's Bazar Rohingya camps adding that the Rohingya issue is complicated with deep historical and political roots.
He said China supports Bangladesh and Myanmar to solve the issue through bilateral means with the international community playing a constructive role.
All other countries, the Ambassador said, should avoid the risk of further complicating the situation.
On December 11 to 12, Ambassador Jiming accompanied Chen Zhu, Vice President of IFRC and Chairman of Red Cross Society of China to visit Cox's Bazar.
At the end of the visit, Ambassador Li, together with Chen Zhu, responded questions from the media.
Ambassador Li said, the visit marks another important move of China in carrying forward the consensuses achieved during the third informal meeting between China, Bangladesh and Myanmar in New York this September, and another significant step of China in finding a solution to the Rohingya issue.
Chen Zhu met with key officials from RRRC, UNHCR and BDRCS, had in-depth exchanges over the current situation, and visited relevant projects by BDRCS and UNHCR in the camps.
Chen just came out of a side meeting in Geneva focusing on the Rohingya issue before the visit to Bangladesh, where he publicly called for coordinated actions from IFRC for continued humanitarian support for Bangladesh.
Ambassador Li said China highly respects and commends Bangladesh's humanitarian acts of receiving and providing the displaced Rohingya people with food and shelter.
"As a trustworthy friend and partner of both Bangladesh and Myanmar, China plays a unique role in the effort to find a sustainable solution to the issue. And we have been taking actions since the very beginning," said the Ambassador.    -UNB

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