China says UN-HRC resolutions will not help Rohingya

Monitoring Desk
2017-12-7
BEIJING (China): Answering a question, on Wednesday, as to why China opposed united nations human rights council (UN-HRC) resolution condemning Myanmar, on Tuesday, over Rohingya violence, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said, “The relevant Myanmar-related resolution of the UN-HRC’s special session does not lend help to ease the tension or resolve the issue” warning “It may only complicate the issue, exert negative influence on the implementation of the repatriation agreement by Myanmar with Bangladesh and impede the process of addressing the Rakhine issue.”

China, he continued, always stands for resolving the differences on the issue of human rights through constructive dialogue and cooperation on the basis of equality and mutual respect. This is not in the interests of Bangladesh, Myanmar and the rest of the international community.

China always believes that the dialogue and negotiation between Myanmar and Bangladesh are the only way out.

Foreign minister Wang Yi visited Myanmar and Bangladesh not long ago with the proposal of the three-phase solution to the Rakhine issue, which was positively received by both sides and gained widespread approval of the international community.

Recently Myanmar and Bangladesh have interacted with each other for several rounds and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the repatriation of the displaced people, and the situation on the ground has been remarkably deescalated.

This is conducive to both countries and the peace and stability of the region as well. We hope the international community will continue to help with the bilateral dialogue and negotiation between Myanmar and Bangladesh in a constructive manner and create enabling external conditions.