Myanmar delegates visit Refugee camps

A delegation from Naypyidaw, Myanmar visited Bangladesh refugees camp in Cox’s Bazar.

Myanmar sent a delegation of nine-person along with seven representatives of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to the two-day meeting in southeastern Cox’s Bazar district that ended on Thursday.

One of the delegate chief named Chan Aye who is an official of Myanmar’s foreign ministry had conversations with Rohingyas and their leaders.

He said, “We heard them, but they put forth some demands. Some of them impose really high standards. We explained the current situation in the Rakhine state. We want them to know our effort.”

“This is not a political dialogue. This is a discussion. We are here to listen to their concerns,” he added.

Among those representing the Rohingya at the meeting were Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights chairman Muhib Ullah and secretary Syed Ullah.

“We have been demanding our long-denied citizenship and we want to be recognized as Rohingya,” Syed Ullah told the media. “We also demand safety and security once we get back to our homes. We have been discussing all these issues for the last two days but it ended without any result. We feel as hopeless as we felt before,” he said.

Apparently, after the case filed by the Gambia, Myanmar is facing immense pressure from the international community.

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