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‘Deal on Rohingya repatriation signed with UNHCR’

Amirul : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2018-02-12 5:29:53 PM     ||     Updated: 2018-02-13 12:03:28 PM

Cox’s Bazar Correspondent: State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam said the process to repatriate the displaced Rohingyas to Myanmar is being delayed as it is taking time to ensure safe environment for them there.

The state minister said this while talking to journalists after visiting Rohingya camps in Ukhiya upazila of Cox's Bazar on Monday.

He said the government is moving ahead with repatriation process focusing on safe homes and safe environment for Rohingyas in Myanmar so that they do not need to come back again after repatriation.

“A deal regarding the Rohingya repatriation has been signed involving international organisation ‘UNHCR’. With the help of this organization, Rohingyas will be repatriated to their homes in Myanmar so that they can live there safely,” Shahriar said.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam with a 32-member delegation of the European Union visited the Rohingya camps in Ukhiya upazila. Later, the delegation members talked to the persecuted Rohingyas.

Delegation leader and char of the delegation for Relations with the countries of South Asia (DSAS) Jean Lambert said Rohingyas certainly have the rights to live with their basic rights and citizenship right in place.

Lambert said the European Parliament expects safe and dignified return of Rohingyas to their homes in Myanmar.

She highly appreciated Bangladesh government and people of Bangladesh for showing such generosity saying it deserves high appreciation.

risingbd/Cox’s Bazar/Feb 12, 2018/Sujauddin Rubel/AI