China wants execution of Rohingya repatriation deal: envoy

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 01:11, Jul 19,2019


China wants implementation of the agreement signed between Bangladesh and Myanmar over the Rohingya repatriation, said its outgoing ambassador to Bangladesh Zhang Zuo on Thursday.

‘We want execution of the deal signed between Bangladesh and Myanmar over the repatriation of Rohingyas,’ he said when he made his farewell call on prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganabhaban in the capital.

In response, the prime minister said if the repatriation of the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals starts even on a small scale, it will be good for all, PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim said while briefing reporters after the meeting.

Sheikh Hasina congratulated the Chinese envoy for successful completion of his tenure in Dhaka.

Talking about the bilateral ties between Bangladesh and China, she said, ‘The diverse field of activities has given momentum in raising our bilateral relations to a new height.’

Referring to her recent visit to China, Sheikh Hasina said it was a very good and successful tour. ‘The discussion with the Chinese leaders, including the president and the premier, was very fruitful,’ she said.

The Chinese envoy thanked the government for extending cooperation in discharging his responsibilities during his stay in Bangladesh.

He highly appreciated Bangladesh’s tremendous development in the last one decade under the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina.

Zhang Zuo expressed his hope that Sonar Bangla (Golden Bangladesh) as dreamt by country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman would come true under the dynamic leadership of the prime minister.

Sheikh Hasina informed the envoy that she was going to formally invite the Chinese premier to visit Bangladesh.

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