Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) China has announced it will donate $147 billion to help restore peace and stability in Myanmar’s Rakhine state where a military offensive has led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas, a Muslim minority community.Also Read - China Sounds COVID-19 Alarm as Delta Variant Spreads to 18 Provinces With Fresh Cases in Beijing
China’s Ambassador to Myanmar, Hong Liang, said Beijing will continue to support Myanmar in the peace process in Rakhine, reported state-run Global Times on Thursday. Also Read - World Youth Skills Day 2021: Understanding History, Significance And Theme of This Day
The announcement comes shortly after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi described the violence in Rakhine as unacceptable and said it was “imperative to reduce tensions, avoid harming innocent people, prevent the spread of the humanitarian crisis”. Also Read - Stan Swamy Dead: 'Ensure No One is Detained For Exercising Fundamental Rights,' Says UN Human Rights Body
According to the UN, at least 422,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh since August 25, after the Myanmar Army launched a military offensive following attacks on multiple government posts by Rohingya rebels.
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