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Hasina: Myanmar delaying Rohingya repatriation

Monitoring Desk

DHAKA: The prime minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said Myanmar was delaying the Rohingya repatriation process without a specific cause.

“When we talk, Myanmar always says it is ready to take back its nationals[…] .but the reality is that they say it, but don’t do it,” she said at a news conference held in Dhaka following a two-day visit to Nepal to attend a BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) summit, a seven-nation economic bloc of South Asia and South East Asia. Hasina said the Rohingya issue was not discussed at the event but that she had met Myanmar President Win Myint at the summit.

“He acknowledged the agreement that we have inked. Myanmar says they are ready to take back their nationals,” Hasina said. (AA)

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