China working on Rohingya repatriation: Ambassador Li Jimming...

China working on Rohingya repatriation: Ambassador Li Jimming

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 07:08 PM, 28 April 2022   Updated: 07:09 PM, 28 April 2022

Li Jiming, China’s ambassador to Bangladesh; File Photo

Li Jiming, China’s ambassador to Bangladesh; File Photo

Li Jiming, China’s ambassador to Bangladesh, said Bangladesh and Myanmar are genuine friends of China. China is working to repatriate Rohingya in a short time by building a connecting bridge between the two countries.

The Chinese ambassador said while speaking as the chief guest at the handover ceremony of medical supplies provided by China at Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital on Thursday morning. 

Ambassador Lee Jimming said he has been visiting Cox’s Bazar for the last two days to see the real situation and to find a way to resolve the Rohingya crisis. 

“China is always stood by Bangladesh on the Rohingya issue,” he said. 

Lee Jimming said the generous humanity that Bangladesh has shown to the displaced Rohingyas is unprecedented. The locals have accommodated the Rohingyas amid many problems. “I highly respect their mentality.” 

“I visited Cox’s Bazar two years ago. But I am feeling a lot of difference in this tour,” he said.  

The ambassador said the Chinese government cares deeply for the Rohingyas who have taken refuge here and locals. Therefore, to ensure the health care of both these communities, his government has given medical equipment as a grant to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital. 

The medical supplies provided by the Chinese government include X-ray machines, biochemistry analyzers, microscopes, centrifugal machines, dental chairs and dental equipment, endoscope machines, and nebulizer machines. The medical supplies were handed over to the Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital authorities by Chinese Ambassador Li Jiming. 

Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital caretaker Dr. Mominur Rahman presided over the ceremony, local MP Saimum Sarwar Kamal, Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Shah Rejuan Hayat, DC Md. Mamunur Rashid, UNHCR representative at the UN refugee agency Dr. Ellen Maina spoke on the occasion.