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China to play ‘constructive role’ in resolving Rohingya crisis: Envoy

Sun Online Desk     25th September, 2017 11:47:32 printer

China to play ‘constructive role’ in resolving Rohingya crisis: Envoy

Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka Ma Mingqiang on Monday said that China wants to play a "constructive role" in resolving the Rohingya crisis as soon as possible.


The envoy asserted this while addressing a reception at the Embassy on the occasion of the Chinese National Day marking the 68th founding anniversary of China Monday evening.


"We sincerely hope this issue will be settled as soon as possible and China is willing to play a constructive role to this end," Ma Mingqiang said.


He also said some 150 tonnes of relief materials from China will reach Chittagong within a couple of days.


It is expected that the relief materials will reach Chittagong on September 28, said an official.


The ambassador highly appreciated Bangladesh's humanitarian assistance to the Rohingyas in Bangladesh. "We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the large number of refugees in Cox's Bazar," he said.


Over 430,000 Rohingyas arrived in Bangladesh since August 25.


The Ambassador said Bangladesh and China are developing countries with large population and two countries have many things in similar.


"I am convinced that the hardworking Chinese and Bangladeshi will realise their respective dream and surely closer cooperation will serve this purpose," he added.


Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu attended the function as the chief guest and laid emphasis on efforts to further strengthen the bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and China.


Cabinet members, Prime Minister's advisers, diplomats, political leaders, civil society members and senior journalists were present.


Performers from Bangladesh and China participated in an hour-long eye-catching acrobatic show.