China welcomes Myanmar government measures to alleviate situation in Rakhine

China welcomes Myanmar government measures to alleviate situation in Rakhine
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Beijing: China`s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China welcomes the measures taken by Myanmar`s government to alleviate the situation in Rakhine state. 

Wang made the comments in New York on Thursday on during a meeting on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly with Myanmar officials, according to a Foreign Ministry statement.

More than 400,000 Muslim Rohingya have fled from Rakhine across the border to Bangladesh following a counter-insurgency offensive by Myanmar`s army in the wake of militant attacks on security forces.

UN officials have described Myanmar`s strategy as "ethnic cleansing". 

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