China supports Myanmar over Rohingya repatriation


Beijing has called for Myanmar’s side Rohingya repatriation in a statement issued after the Chinese president’s two-day state visit to Myanmar. China has announced the best efforts for Myanmar to return from the Rakhine-displaced Rohingya.

In a joint statement, China said China supports Myanmar’s efforts to promote peace, stability and development among people of all communities in Rakhine State.

In that statement, Myanmar reiterated its commitment to Rohingya repatriation identified in the bilateral agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Shi Jin Ping and Aung San Suu Kyi signed 33 agreements as part of China’s Belt and Road initiative on a two-day state visit to Myanmar. The two sides have also agreed to take up the task of building a deep sea port in Rakhine.

It is to be noted that after the brutal operation of the Myanmar army in Rakhine State on August 25, 2017, 7 lakh 43 thousand Rohingya fled across Bangladesh.

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At present, about 11 lakh Rohingya live in different shelter camps in Bangladesh.
Before the Rohingya return, the Rohingyas are seeking to return to their homeland, not to guarantee their citizenship, secure Rakhine State, freedom of movement, nationality recognition and asylum center.

But Myanmar has so far not made any such promise to the Rohingya. As a result, no Rohingya have returned to their home country even after taking a two-step initiative.

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