Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, referring to the Chinese foreign minister, on Monday said that there is a political will in Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. The foreign minister came up with the disclosure at a press conference held at the Foreign Ministry on Monday. He said, “During our visit to China, we had a meeting with top leaders including the President and the Prime Minister of China to discuss issues of the Rohingya repatriation.”
The revelation came two days after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s return from her five-day visit to China.
The Minister on Monday said that Myanmar might have responded to China’s pressure to take back the Rohingya refugees. Myanmar made ‘political commitment’ assuring China to settle the issue with Bangladesh. The issue of Rohingya crisis was on the top in her agendas of discussion with the Chinese leadership.
During her visit to China, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has said it will contact the top leaders of Myanmar to amicably solve the Rohingya crisis and start the repatriation process as soon as possible. CPC Minister for International Affairs Song Tao gave the assurance when he had called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Diaoyuati State Guest House in Beijing.
"We'll contact the Myanmar political leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, to solve the Rohingya problem amicably and so that the repatriation of the first batch of the Rohingyas starts as soon as possible," he said.