(24 Oct 2017) Myanmarese and Bangladeshi officials met in Naypyidaw on Tuesday to discuss plans to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled to Bangladesh after violence erupted in Rakhine state last August.
Bangladesh’s Home Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Khan met his Myanmarese counterpart Kyaw Swe, accompanied by their respective delegations.
Issues expected to be discussed during their meeting included verification procedures for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, border security, law enforcement and counterterrorism.
The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says 603,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled into Bangladesh since security forces in neighbouring Myanmar launched a violent crackdown against them on 25 August.
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