Japan offers aid to Bangladesh to alleviate Rohingya refugee crisis

Parmaukkha a prominent Myanmar monk from the nationalist Buddhist group Ma Ba Tha appears at a bail hearing in a court in Yangon Nov. 14 2017

The Chinese foreign minister expressed hope that Myanmar and Bangladesh would consult each other and resolve the Rohingya issue as soon as possible.

Federica Mogherin said in the ASEM meeting to be held in Myanmar, she will discuss with the Myanmar leadership at different levels on the Rohingya repatriation.

Wang said that China believed that the Rohingya issue could be resolved through bilateral negotiations between Bangladesh and Myanmar.

More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since late August, driven out by a military clearance operation in Buddhist majority Myanmar's Rakhine state.

To further enhance China-Myanmar comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, China has proposed building the China-Myanmar economic corridor so as to form a large cooperation pattern between the two countries, Wang said.

The Swedish foreign minister also agreed with the prime minister that these refugees should be rehabilitated in Myanmar by ensuring safety, security and dignity under the United Nations supervision.

"We will not allow the land of Bangladesh to be used by any terrorist group to commit any act of insurgency in neighbouring countries".

Earlier in the morning, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono met AH Mahmood Ali at Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel in the capital.

They also highly appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her great humanitarian gesture of sheltering tens of thousands of forcibly displaced Rohingyas in Bangladesh.

Rohingya refugees walk with umbrellas during a drizzle at Thankhali refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said that China was willing to help Bangladesh and Myanmar resolve the Rohingya issue.

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