At least 100 Rohingyas drowned fleeing Myanmar in last two months


The Chinese foreign minister expressed hope that Myanmar and Bangladesh would consult each other and resolve the Rohingya issue as soon as possible.

"Actions in the United Nations Security Council must help Bangladesh-Myanmar bilateral cooperation to resolve the problem peacefully", he told reporters.

The foreign ministers and the European Union envoy will go to Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar for attending the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) and they will discuss there the Rohingya issue, said the junior minister.

"China supports resolving the crisis peacefully, bilaterally with mutual consultation between Bangladesh and Myanmar", he said.

More than 100 Rohingya refugees are known to have drowned in shipwrecks and boat incidents as they fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh, a United Nations (UN) China's Xinhua news agency reported a spokesman as saying on Friday.

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To further enhance China-Myanmar comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, China has proposed building the China-Myanmar economic corridor so as to form a large cooperation pattern between the two countries, Wang said.

The senators also appreciated her generous response to the challenge of helping the Rohingya and told her that the USA was ready to provide every assistance to resolve the crisis.

The worldwide community should not complicate the situation.

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said she would visit Myanmar and encourage the government of Myanmar to initiate repatriation of the Rohingyas.

In addition to humanitarian aid, Japan is considering providing support for the construction of roads connecting a number of Rohingya refugee camps near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, according to people close to the matter.