Dhaka, Beijing to sit together to solve Rohingya problem: Envoy


PV Desk : Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ma Mingqiang on Sunday said Bangladesh and Myanmar will sit together and solve the Rohingya problem.

“We also expressed our commitment that we stand with Bangladesh (regarding Rohingya problem). We do hope that this issue will be settled as soon as possible peacefully,” he said.

The Chinese envoy was addressing a function at the Economic Relations Division (ERD) here marking the handover of acceptance certificate of Chinese firefighting equipment to Bangladesh with Chinese grant.

Ma Mingqiang signed the acceptance certificate on behalf of the Chinese side while the Secretary of the Disaster Management and Relief Md Shah Kamal on behalf of the Bangladesh side.

Noting that China faces different kinds of natural disaster like flood, drought and earthquakes every year resulting in billions of RMB Yunun every year, Ma Mingqiang said that Bangladesh also faces similar types of disasters. “Even today, you’re also facing disaster…a serious problem of refugees.”

Terming Myanmar and Bangladesh as friendly countries, the Chinese Ambassador said, “We hope our two brothers (Bangladesh and China) will sit down and solve this problem. I did see that there’s some visible progress in terms of discussion.”