Press briefing tomorrow

Special Correspondent

7 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address a press conference tomorrow to brief the media about the outcome of her just-concluded official visit to China.

“The press conference will be held at her official Ganabhaban residence at 4:00pm,”  PM’s Speech Writer M Nazrul Islam told reporters.

During her tour of China, Sheikh Hasina held bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang. She also joined the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in the city of Dalian and attended a panel discussion titled ‘Cooperation in the Pacific Rim’.

During her talks, Xi Jinping agreed on a quick solution to the Rohingya crisis so that the displaced Myanmar nationals can go back to their homeland soon.

Beijing also assured Dhaka that it would try to persuade Myanmar to take back its Rohingya nationals.

Li Keqiang stressed the need for resolving the Rohingya crisis bilaterally, and assured that China will help end the crisis.

During a meeting with Sheikh Hasina, the Communist Party of China Minister for International Affairs Song Tao also assured that their sole governing party would contact with Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders there to resolve the crisis. During the visit, Bangladesh and China also signed nine instruments in different sectors, including aid for the Rohingyas and economic and technical cooperation, investment, power, culture and tourism.

Of the nine instruments – five are agreements, three memoranda of understanding (MoUs) and a document.