Dhaka, Friday, 19 July 2019
Bangla Insider

FM begins 4-day Myanmar tour

Published on : 09 August 2018, 12:46 PM
FM begins 4-day Myanmar tour


Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque and members of the joint working group went Myanmar on a 4-day visit on Thursday to discuss the Rohingya repatriation process with Myanmar leadership.

A flight, carrying the Bangladeshi delegation, left Dhaka on Wednesday at 11:55 pm. 

The officials will oversee what steps Myanmar has taken so far to offer a conducive environment for the safe return of the displaced Rohingyas.

It is expected that the foreign minister will visit the northern part of Rakhine.

Earlier, the foreign minister held talks with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono and shared five specific proposals to find early solutions to the existing Rohingya crisis.

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, and UNDP, the UN`s development agency, on Wednesday, urged Myanmar authorities to make tangible progress to improve conditions in Rakhine State.

The call came within two months of the signing of the tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UNHCR, UNDP, and the government of Myanmar.

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