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YANGON Carlos Dunlap Jersey , June 2 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar authorities were planning to repatriate 935 illegal migrants intercepted off its coast through diplomatic channels after thousands of the so-called "boat people" were stranded and rescued at sea by Malaysia and Indonesia.
The Myanmar government said that it will continue to send back 727 Bengalis, rescued by the Myanmar navy off Haigyikyun, southwestern Ayayawaddy region, in accordance with their wishes after they failed to reach their intended destinations.
The repatriation process will begin after detailed investigations, authorities said.
The Bengalis "boat people" include 608 male, 74 female and 45 children Tyler Eifert Jersey , who were on board fishing vessels intercepted by the Myanmar navy 30 nautical miles east of Pyapon's Daminseik village on May 29.
Preliminary investigation found that three boats with the Bengalis sailed from the sea between Myanmar and Bangladesh in late March to Malaysia.
At the Thai waters, they had been waiting for 45 days for Malaysian boats that would ferry them to Malaysia. But no one came to transport them, the boats had to sail back to their original place.
Earlier on May 21, Myanmar navy intercepted two suspected fishing trawlers off the western coast of Maungtaw, western Rakhine state, one of which had 208 people on board and the other was empty.
Among them Geno Atkins Jersey , 200 were identified as Bengalis and arrangement were being made to repatriate them to their homeland under an agreement between authorities of Myanmar and Bangladesh.
The Myanmar government said some of the "boat people" had fallen victim to human trafficking rings and crime syndicates after receiving offer of work in Thailand and Malaysia from illegal job brokers.
To address the impasse, UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Myanmar Vijay Nambiar made a visit to the camp in Rakhine state where rescued migrants were located.
The United Nations and Myanmar vowed to cooperate in tackling " boat people" issue both nationally and regionally, according to a statement of the UN.
During the visit, Nambiar discussed with authorities the situation of migrant smuggling, human trafficking and irregular migration in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal.
The UN stressed the need for concerted action against the brokers and criminal syndicates involved in the crimes throughout the region.
The UN encouraged the Myanmar government to continue search and rescue operation, believing that many more migrants were still stranded at sea A.J. Green Jersey , and welcoming Myanmar's participation in a regional meeting in Bangkok.
Meanwhile, Myanmar opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), called for cooperation in tackling the issue of " boat people" who were drifting on sea in distress.
The NLD emphasized rule of law, border security, rehabilitation of victims living in refugee camps Andy Dalton Jersey , enhancement of socio-economic status of people living in the region and prompt scrutiny of citizenship in a fair and transparent manner.
Estimating that thousands of illegal migrants are being found at sea who were mostly from Bangladesh and Myanmar, the party urged prompt provision of security and help to the victims before settlement of the issue through international assistance and identification of citizenship of the "boat people."
The NLD also called on the international community to handle the human trafficking issue effectively.
HAMBURG, Germany, July 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed here Saturday to promote bilateral relations and cooperation.
"The Chinese side is willing to make concerted efforts with the French side to continue to view the bilateral relations from a strategic height and a long-term perspective, and work for a better development of our ties," Xi said during a meeting with Macron on the sidelines of the annual summit of the Group of 20 (G20) major economies in Hamburg Mark Walton Jersey , Germany.
Political mutual trust, pioneering and innovative spirit, and fruitful international cooperation have been the outstanding features of the China-France relationship, Xi added.
Both China and France are permanent members of the UN Security Council, that pursue an independent foreign policy, safeguard the international order with the purposes and principles of the UN Charter at its core Malik Jefferson Jersey , and advocate exchanges and learning from each other between different civilizations, Xi said.
"The China-France relationship has become increasingly strategic under current situation," he said. "It is our shared historical responsibility to maintain and promote the China-France comprehensive strategic partnership."
Xi proposed that the two countries increase high-level exchanges and take into account each other's core interests and major concerns based on the principles of mutual respect, trust, understanding and accommodation.
The two countries should also dovetail their development strategies, he said.
Xi called on the two sides to deepen cooperation in nuclear energy Sam Hubbard Jersey , aerospace and other traditional areas, while exploring cooperation in new areas such as agricultural food, finance and sustainable development, thus making the "pie" of their common interests even bigger.
Xi also suggested that the two countries enhance communication and coordination in international and regional affairs, and jointly push for the peaceful settlement of global and regional hotspot issues.
On China's relations with the European Union (EU), Xi said that China stands ready to develop a long-term and stable cooperative relationship with the bloc Jessie Bates III Jersey , and hopes France would continue to play a leading role in this regard and make more contributions to the China-EU trade, two-way investment in a bid to realize mutually beneficial win-win cooperation.
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