Today, the newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh H.E. Li Jiming said China will play a “more constructive role” in resolving the Rohingya crisis. Following his inaugural meeting with the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr A K Abdul Momen, he made the remark to the correspondents.
They also discussed a number of important issues including ways to find a sustainable solution to Rohingya crisis. The failure of recent “voluntary” repatriation of Rohingyas forced the authorities to adjourn the process. China, who was involved during the latest repatriation attempt, is now trying to have a trilateral meeting with Bangladesh and Myanmar to find new ways to deal with the repatriation issue, said a diplomatic source.
Also, Today at 4 p.m. Bangladesh will have a brief led by FM Dr Momen with the diplomats and representatives of the U.N. agencies stationed in Dhaka about the latest situation over the Rohingya issue.
The brief presumably will highlight Myanmar’s blame game and the need to keep up the international pressure on them, especially on the eve of the United Nations General Assembly that begins in September, the UNB official said. The focus of the briefing will be the latest “thwarted repatriation”, he added.
Meanwhile on Tuesday, the UN Resident Coordinator in Dhaka Mia Seppo said it is now up to the world to help keep it that way by making sure Bangladesh does not shoulder this burden alone as Bangladesh has “certainly done its part” when it comes to the Rohingya crisis. She also said Bangladesh responded with empathy to a group of people who fell victims to hatred, and now the global leaders need to act.