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Myanmar confirms Rohingya repatriation from Nov 15

Diplomatic Correspondent |
Update: 2018-11-12 8:14:33 PM
Myanmar confirms Rohingya repatriation from Nov 15

DHAKA: Myanmar government has confirmed on Monday (Nov 12) that they will start the much-delayed Rohingya repatriation from Nov 15.

A total of 2260 Rohingyas will be sent back to Myanmar in first phase starting from that day. However, only 150 Rohingyas will be repatriated per day.

Earlier on October 30, a joint working committee meeting between Bangladesh and Myanmar was held. Foreign secretary M Shahidul Alam led the Bangladesh delegation while the other side was led by his Myanmar counterpart Mint Thu. 

At the meeting, a list of Rohingyas was handed over to Myanmar for repatriation. Myanmar agreed to start the repatriation from Nov 15.

BDST: 2014 HRS, NOV 12, 2018

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