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China to help Bangladesh repatriate Rohingya refugees | News | DW


China pledged on Sunday to support Bangladesh in repatriating thousands of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen discussed the issue with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Dhaka.

More than a million Rohingya Muslim refugees live in camps in Bangladesh, having fled persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, mostly in 2017.

‘Bangladesh needs support from China’

Beijing has already constructed about 3,000 houses in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, for prospective Rohingya returnees, Momen said.

He added that China “will also arrange initial food support” for the repatriated refugees.  “We must thank China that they agreed to do that,” the foreign minister said.

Analyst Munshi Faiz Ahmad, who served as Bangladeshi ambassador in Beijing, told the…



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