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Rohingya repatriation: Tripartite talks in Dhaka Jan 19

14 Jan 2021 12:31, Somoy English Desk
Rohingya repatriation: Tripartite talks in Dhaka Jan 19
Rohingya repatriation: Tripartite talks in Dhaka Jan 19

Bangladesh, Myanmar and China will sit in a tripartite meeting in Dhaka on January 19 over the repatriation of Rohingyas to their place of origin.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen is optimistic about a peaceful solution to the crisis and hopeful that it would be a fruitful meeting.

Talking to reporters on Wednesday, he said it will be secretary-level meeting and Bangladesh has already handed over a list of 8.40 lakh Rohingyas to Myanmar for verification.

He, however, regretted that Myanmar is still very slow in verifying the list and they have so far verified only 42,000 people.

Bangladesh is currently hosting over 1.1 million Rohingyas and most of them fled the "genocidal violence" in Myanmar after August 2017.

Bangladesh and Myanmar signed the repatriation deal on November 23, 2017. 

However, Myanmar has not yet taken back a single Rohingya although over three years have elapsed since the signing of the agreement.

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