Bangladesh seeks Chinese support in resolving Rohingya issue

DHAKA- Bangladesh today sought Chinese support in resolving Rohingya refugees issue.

This view was expressed as the State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam held a bilateral meeting with visiting Senior Advisor to Yunnan province government of China Li Xiuling here.

The state minister also stressed on active participation of Myanmar in advancing the idea of building the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar economic corridor at the meeting held at state guest house Padma in the capital, a press release said here.

Mentioning the success of direct air connectivity between Dhaka and Kunming under Yunnan province, the Bangladesh state minister requested the senior advisor to take initiative to start Kunming-Cox's Bazar flight on test basis.

Referring to huge trade gap on favour of China between the two countries, Alam urged the Chinese leader to give duty and quota free access of 17 Bangladeshi products to Chinese market.

Xiuling said Yunnan province made a bridge between China and the countries of South Asia and South East Asia. The trade and commerce relations have been progressed further between China and South Asian nations through China-South Asia Expo, being held in Kinming every year, he observed.

Li Xiuling, leading a six-member delegation, arrived here yesterday for a three day visit.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)