China’s Ambassador to Bangladesh, Yao Wen, commented that the repatriation will begin before the 12th national election of Bangladesh.
He said that China is working closely with Myanmar and Bangladesh on the Rohingya repatriation. The Chinese Ambassador said, “We hope that repatriation will begin by sending some Rohingyas to Myanmar’s Rakhine through a pilot project before the next national elections in Bangladesh.” But it is a long-term process.
He further said, “China is a good friend of Bangladesh and Myanmar. They trust us. China is acting as a facilitator at the request of both countries. We brought them together to talk and find a solution so that the Rohingya people can go back.”
He continued, “We are happy that a lot of progress has been made in this work.”
According to him, not only Bangladesh and Myanmar, but the international community should work together here. Some people say the situation in Myanmar is not suitable for repatriation. But these Rohingyas can never live in Bangladesh. We need to find a solution so they can go back.
10 medical equipment were handed over to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital on behalf of Chinese Embassy. Resident Medical Officer (RMO) Dr. Ashiqur Rahman accepted the gifts on behalf of the hospital authorities. Abu Taher, president of Cox’s Bazar Press Club, member of the management committee, and others were also present.
Earlier, 7 medical equipment were also handed over to Bangladesh Red Crescent for the Rohingyas, the hospital authorities said.