China believes that Burma is now ready to take back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims sheltering in Bangladesh who have fled violence in the former Burma, the Chinese government’s top diplomat tells his Bangladeshi counterpart.
“The first phase it to effect a ceasefire on the ground, to return to stability and order, so the people can enjoy peace and no longer be forced to flee.”
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Burma and Bangladesh from this weekend, his ministry said on Thursday, amid a crisis over Burma’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims.
India is considering supplying arms to Burma’s government in a sign of strong support for a neighbour that faces growing international criticism.
Burma’s global reputation continues to decline as world leaders condemn the government’s handling of the crisis in Arakan State.
There should be understanding of the Burmese government’s efforts to protect social stability, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Indonesian counterpart.