President assures Rohingyas of safe repatriation

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PV Desk : President M Abdul Hamid today assured the Rohingyas of their safe and dignified return to their homeland in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

“Bangladesh government stood beside the displaced Rohingyas on the humanitarian grounds. . . Not only that the whole world is beside you,” the President said while distributing relief goods to the displaced Rohingyas at Kutupalong in Ukhiya Upazila here.

The President witnessed the conditions of the Rohingyas, spoke to them and listened to stories of their plights during his visit, President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told journalists this evening.

Abdul Hamid also visited a Rohingyas health camp and a biometric registration centre run by the Bangladesh army at Balukhali Math of Kutupalong here.

Earlier, the President reached the Kutupalong Rohingya camp at about noon today as part of his two-day visit here.

President Hamid was accompanied by Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury, secretaries concerned, senior civil and military officials among others. President Hamid’s visit came on the heels of a deal signed by Bangladesh and Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation.