Journal : MInistry of Foreign Affairs Press Briefing Date : Author : NA Page No. : NA

Extracts from Foreign Ministry Spokesperson’s Regular Press Conference on February 21, 2019

Q: Nine countries in the United Nations Security Council have called for a meeting on Myanmar to address the Rohingya refugee crisis. But diplomats say they expect to see opposition from China on this move. What’s China’s position on this matter?

A: I am not aware of the latest developments you talked about at the UN Security Council. Did you just say that some countries expect China to raise opposition? (The journalist nodded)

What I can tell you now is that, regarding the Rakhine situation, it is imperative at present for all parties to help Myanmar and Bangladesh with the early repatriation of the first batch of displaced persons, which I believe will help the two sides establish mutual trust and build a sound momentum for the settlement of the relevant issue. The international community needs to play a constructive role in this regard. This has been our position all along.

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