Myanmar ready to take back the Rohingya

 Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali brief the media after a meeting with Myanmar minister on October 2, 2017 PID
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali brief the media after a meeting with Myanmar minister on October 2, 2017
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According to UN, at least 501, 800 Rohingya have entered Bangladesh since August 25

Myanmar has proposed to repatriate the Rohingya people who have entered Bangladesh fleeing the violence in the Rakhine State since August 25.

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali disclosed the matter while briefing the media Monday afternoon, after holding a meeting with Minister of the Office of Myanmar’s State Counsellor Kyaw Tint Swe.

Mahmood Ali said: “Kyaw Tint Swe has shown interest in taking them [the Rohingya] back after forming a joint working group to identify the Rohingya people.

However, the Myanmar minister did not disclose anything regarding the framework of the commission.

Foreign minister also said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal will visit Myanmar soon.

“The home minister will discuss with the Myanmar government regarding border security and border management issue,” he said adding that four Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) are expected to be signed during the visit.

He also hoped that a bilateral agreement on Rohingya repatriation will be signed soon.

While talking about Myanmar’s attitude towards repatriation, the minister said: “If we comment or express any doubt regarding that matter then discussion process might be delayed.”

According to UN, at least 501, 800 Rohingya have entered Bangladesh since August 25.

SOURCE: http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/foreign-affairs/2017/10/02/myanmar-makes-proposal-take-back-rohingya-refugees/

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