Myanmar proposes to take back Rohingyas

AH Mahmood Ali, Kyaw Tint Swe

Bangladesh foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali, right, and Kyaw Tint Swe, minister of Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s office, join a meeting over Rohingya issue at state guesthouse Padma in Dhaka on Monday. — New Age photo

Myanmar on Monday proposed to take back her forcibly displaced nationals who fled to Bangladesh.

Kyaw Tint Swe, minister of Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s office, placed the proposal in a meeting with Bangladesh side in Dhaka, foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali told journalists.

The two sides agreed to form a working group in this regard.

Bangladesh also handed over Myanmar a draft of an agreement on repatriation process, he said.

Foreign minister Mahmood Ali led the Bangladesh side in the meeting. Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan was also present in the meeting.

Over 5,07,000 people of minority Rohingya community fled indiscriminate murder, rape, arson by Myanmar security forces and religious bigots in Rakhine till Sunday since August 25 raising presence of Myanmar nationals to about 9,27,000 over three decades in Bangladesh.

Source: New Age

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