Bangladesh has claimed that the envoy of the State Counselor of Myanmar had expressed his country’s willingness to take back all Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh during his recent visit to Dhaka.
New Delhi (Sputnik) – Ahead of Bangladeshi Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan’s upcoming visit to Myanmar on October 23, Bangladesh has prepared a roadmap for the peaceful repatriation of Rohingya refugees. Asaduzzaman would be submitting the roadmap to Myanmar which Bangladesh hopes would be accepted by the authorities there.
The Home Minister had said that, while his visit was aimed at discussing a gamut of other issues, the main objective would be to find a solution to the crisis that has arisen in Bangladesh due to the incessant influx of Rohingyas from Myanmar.
“The main agenda would be the quick repatriation of the Rohingyas, as a minister of Myanmar, during his recent visit to Dhaka, had assured that Myanmar would take back all its citizens who have taken refuge in Bangladesh” Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told the media in Dhaka on Friday.
Kyaw Tint Swe, Minister in the Office of the State Counselor of Myanmar had visited Bangladesh earlier this month and expressed his country’s willingness to take back the Rohingya refugees.
“The Home Minister will go with the proposal that we have prepared for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees. We have made a full database of the Rohingya refugees and the modalities of the repatriation process which our Home Minister will present to the Myanmar authorities. We want that Myanmar to repatriate all the Rohingya refugees who have taken shelter in our country,” Nazrul Islam, Deputy Press Secretary to the Bangladeshi Prime Minister told Sputnik.
Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan is visiting Myanmar on the invitation of the Myanmar government. He will be accompanied by a nine-member delegation which includes top officials from the Home Ministry, the Director General of Border Guard, the Director General of Bangladesh Coast Guard and the Director General of the Department of Narcotics Control.
Meanwhile, as pressure mounts of Myanmar to end the military action against Rohingya Muslims in the restive Rakhine state that has triggered an unprecedented refugee crisis in the region, the Kofi Annan foundation is preparing to brief UN member states on the Rakhine Commissions’ main findings and recommendations.