Extracts from Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying’s Regular Press Conference on October 10, 2017
Q: According to reports, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali recently told reporters that he held a friendly talk with Myanmar’s Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe, and the Myanmar side has offered to receive the displaced people returning from Bangladesh. The two sides have agreed to set up a joint task force to coordinate the relevant issues. Bangladesh‘s Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya said that with an increasing influx of the displaced people into Bangladesh, the country will allocate lands for camps to accommodate those displaced people in Bangladesh. How do you comment on that?
A: The Chinese side has noted the direct communication with regard to this issue between Bangladesh and Myanmar recently, and appreciates the positive attitude of and the measures taken by the two sides. As a friendly neighbor of Bangladesh and Myanmar, China hopes that these two countries can maintain the current sound momentum of dialogue and negotiation and properly resolve the relevant differences. China is willing to continue playing a constructive role to this end.
The Chinese side praises the enormous efforts of the Bangladesh government to resettle the displaced people. The Chinese side has provided emergency humanitarian aids to the Bangladesh government and will continue to offer assistance as its capacity allows.