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Bangladesh, China hold consultations on HR 

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 15 March, 2023 12:00 AM
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Yang Xiaokun, special representative for Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, called on Foreign Secretary Ambassador Masud Bin Momen in the capital on Tuesday.

During the meeting, two sides discussed multilateral human rights discourse and possible areas of cooperation.

Earlier on Monday, China and Bangladesh held the first-ever official consultations on multilateral human rights issues in Dhaka.

Yang Xiaokun and Toufiq Islam Shatil, director general (United Nations Wing), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led their respective sides.

The two sides exchanged views on their national human rights philosophy and achievements, ongoing developments and mutual cooperation on human rights in the UN multilateral framework.

 They discussed ways and means to further enhance the existing cooperation in a number of areas in the human rights domain, especially under the auspices of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

They also discussed the situation of forcibly displaced Rohingya people.

China and Bangladesh expressed their principled position of maintaining strong adherence to the Charter of the United Nations, and expressed willingness to continue such consultations in future with the view to enhance multilateral cooperation.