The visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Saturday expressed Beijing's eagerness to help resolve the Rohingya crisis, reports BSS.
"As a friend, China will help resolve the issue and will not be partial to any side," he told a bilateral meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart AH Mahmood Ali, according to a foreign ministry press release.
The release said the Chinese foreign minister stressed on importance of continued consultations and dialogue between Bangladesh and Myanmar on the issue.
"Bangladesh is facing the brunt of continuing influx of Rohingya people. As a friend of both Bangladesh and Myanmar, China wants the problem to be solved amicably," he said.
Wang Yi promised continued humanitarian assistance for the Rohingyas in Bangladesh.
His counterpart Mahmood Ali said Bangladesh remains engaged bilaterally with Myanmar for the solution to the problem and will look forward to China's support for the early return of the Rohingyas to their homeland in Myanmar with dignity and safety.
The Chinese minister expressed satisfaction over the progress of decisions taken and the agreements signed during the milestone visit of President Xi Jinping to Bangladesh in October last year.
Wang Yi also conveyed China's commitment to continue to extend financial assistance to Bangladesh for its socio-economic development.
He emphasized on the connectivity for peace and prosperity in the region. Regarding bilateral trade between China and Bangladesh, the Chinese foreign minister assured that China would take measures to reduce the trade deficit.