Rohingya crisis: Home minister to visit Myanmar this month


Dhaka, October 08: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan is expected to visit Myanmar within this month for holding talks with the Myanmar government on repatriation of the Rohingyas, who were forcibly ousted from their homes in the Rakhine state and pushed into Bangladesh.“I am expecting to visit Myanmar this month and the agenda is being prepared by our ambassador to Myanmar and the designated officials of the foreign ministry here,” he said on a query from newsmen after the 59th meeting on National Smuggling Prevention Committee held at the Home Ministry on Sunday.

The minister said the main agenda would be quick repatriation of the Rohingyas, adding, “We want to send back all Rohingyas to Myanmar successfully, as the Myanmar’s minister has assured to take back their citizens during his visit to Dhaka recently.”

Replying to another question, the minister said the government set up camps for bringing all Rohingyas under the bio-metric registration process. Different organizations including army, passport directorate, police, BGB have been working in this regard.

As many as 91,423 Rohingyas have already been brought under the bio-metric registration process while some 9,000 Rohingyas are being registered every day, he added.

Source: BSS