FM for repatriation of Rohinga refugees

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PV Desk : Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has requested the UNHCR to ask Myanmar for taking meaningful steps to ensure return of all Myanmar nationals staying in Bangladesh to their homeland in Rakhine State.

“Constant presence of huge number of Myanmar Nationals in Cox’s Bazar district has created a number of adverse effects on socio-economic, political, demographic, environmental, and humanitarian and security in Cox’s Bazar and a its adjacent districts,” he said.

The Foreign Minister said this during a meeting with the visiting United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi in the capital yesterday.

Grandi is currently visiting Bangladesh and will have a mission to Cox’s Bazar tomorrow to meet Myanmar refugees, a foreign ministry statement said.

During the meeting, Ali apprised the UN Refugee Agency Chief of the measures taken by the government to provide humanitarian assistances to Myanmar refugees and the undocumented Myanmar nationals.