PV Desk : China today assured Bangladesh of its help for returning the Rohingyas as Dhaka sought Beijing’s active support in expediting the process of early repatriation of the displaced Myanmar nationals.

The assurance came during the bilateral talks between Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi held in Beijing, according to a statement issued by the foreign ministry here.

The foreign minister is paying a three-day visit to China from June 28 to 30 at the invitation of State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi.

During the talks, Ali briefed the Chinese side on the status of the 1.1 million forcibly displaced Rohingya people who have taken temporary shelter in Bangladesh.

“The displaced Rohingyas are so traumatized that they want solid security guarantee for their return … they want to return to their original villages and not to any camps; they must be accorded opportunities to earn their livelihood,” the Bangladesh foreign minister said.

He sought China’s active support in expediting the process of early repatriation of these displaced people by encouraging Myanmar in creating conducive environment in Rakhine State for return and resettlement of the forcibly displaced people.