Central leaders of the Communist Party of China (CPC) have assured Awami League leaders that they will be on Bangladesh’s side to permanently solve the Rohingya crisis.
CPC leaders gave this assurance at a meeting held between the CPC and a visiting 18-member AL delegation on Monday in Beijing.
China Awami League Convener Tarun Kanti Das, president of Bangladesh Business Association in China (BBAC) and a member of the delegation, confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune over the phone.
During the meeting, the party’s Joint General Secretary Dr Dipu Moni urged CPC and the Chinese government to take an effective role in resolving the ongoing conflict.
She also said at the meeting that the Myanmar military are torturing the Rohingya and have forced them to flee from their own land to Bangladesh, Tarun told the Dhaka Tribune.
In reply, Vice-Minister of International Liaison Department of CPC Li Jun assured the delegation that China will persuade Myanmar to hold a meeting with Bangladesh to resolve the conflict.
Jun said Myanmar has to solve the problem to ensure peace in the region.
“China is aware of the Rohingya crisis and we have already talked about the matter with the Myanmar government to find a peaceful and permanent solution to the crisis,” he added.
The CPC leaders also praised Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her humanitarian efforts toward the Rohingya and assured the delegation that they would send aid within this month.
The 19-member delegation left for China on September 19 and will stay there till September 27 at the CPC’s invitation. AL Presidium Member and MP Muhammad Faruq Khan led the delegation.
Members include Cultural Affairs Secretary Ashim Kumar Ukil, Information and Research Secretary Afzal Hossain, Legal Affairs Secretary SM Rezaul Karim, Forest and Environment Affairs Secretary Delwar Hossain, International Affairs Secretary Dr Shammi Ahmed, Deputy Office Secretary Bilob Barua, and Central Committee members Nazibullah Hiru, Riazul Kabir Kawsar, Dipankar Talukder, and vice-principal Remon Areng and lawmaker Habibe Millat.