Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Beijing to play ‘constructive role’ in resolving Rohingya crisis, envoy tells PM

Published 11:53 pm | June 25, 2019

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Zhang Zuo today said that his country will play a “constructive role” in resolving the Rohingya crisis.

“We will play a constructive role in resolving the protracted
Rohingya crisis,” he said when he paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her Jatiya Sangsad Office here this afternoon.

PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.

The prime minister said the forcibly displaced Rohingyas must go back to their homeland and urged China to pursuade Myanmar to take back their nationals from Bangladesh.

The press secretary said the prime minister and the ambassador also discussed the issue of upcoming visit of the premier to China.

In this connection, Sheikh Hasina said four instruments on bolstering bilateral cooperation will be signed between the two countries during her visit to China in the first week of July.

Both the prime minister and the envoy expressed satisfaction over the existing bilateral relations between the two countries and hoped the ties will be further strengthened in the days to come.

The Chinese ambassador said Beijing-Dhaka relations reached a new height after the visit of their President Xi Jinping to Bangladesh in 2016.

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On the issue of Dhaka-Beijing bilateral cooperation, the prime minister mentioned that the construction work of Karnaphuli Tunnel in Chattogram is going on with Chinese support.

Knowing that a book on China visits of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will be published, the ambassador showed his country’s interest to translate the book into Chinese language.

In this regard, the prime minister requested the ambassador to give the photographs on the visits of Bangabandhu if they have.

PM’s Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman was present on the occasion.

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