Beijing will do whatever they can to help alleviate the situation and push forward early repatriation, the envoy said
Beijing is playing a role in finding a sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis as China shares Bangladesh’s concerns regarding the issue, said Li Jiming, the Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka.
“China is trying to persuade Myanmar all the time that the eventual solution of the Rohingya issue will be beneficial to both the countries (Bangladesh and Myanmar), and I believe that the Rohingya issue will be settled in the end,” he said on Sunday.
The Chinese Ambassador was addressing a seminar, “Finding a way to Peaceful Repatriation of Rohingyas,” organized by English daily Bangladesh Post at the National Press Club in Dhaka, reports BSS.
China cares, China contributes, and China acts in resolving the crisis and with its traditional friendship with Bangladesh and Myanmar, Beijing will do whatever they can to help alleviate the situation and push forward early repatriation, the envoy said.
But he simultaneously added that despite its good relations with Myanmar, Beijing could not lecture “Myanmar what to do” since it is a sovereign country. That requires China to pursue the matter diplomatically following the principle of equality and mutual respect.
“Here I want to make it very clear that, Myanmar is a sovereign country as Bangladesh is. China has no right to lecture Myanmar what to do,” he said.
Jiming said: “It is a well-accepted idea in many countries that China has a huge influence over Myanmar as whatever we (China) say Myanmar will listen and do accordingly.”