Due to Cyclone “Mocha” the Myanmar delegations have postponed their visit to Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar as part of an initiative for Rohingya repatriation.
The Cyclone might hit on Sunday afternoon in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar and Myanmar’s Rakhine coast. As a result, uncertainty looms large for the third time after two failed attempts. According to diplomatic sources, a joint working group meeting on Rohingya repatriation was held between Bangladesh, China and Myanmar at the Padma State Guest House in the capital on Monday.
It was decided to postpone the visit of the Myanmar delegation at the meeting. Director general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Myanmar wing) Md Mainul Kabir, Chinese ambassador to Dhaka Yao Wen and Myanmar Ambassador Aung Kyaw Moe were present.
On Wednesday, on the occasion of Indian Ocean Conference, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen was asked about the postpone he replied, “They (Myanmar delegation) were supposed to visit. It is a special situation as there might be cyclone…we want them (Rohingyas) to go back as soon as possible. Who knows when they will leave.”
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Shahriar Alam, said in the same meeting, “It (repatriation) is progressing slowly. This is not an easy task. You must wait with patience. I want your cooperation in this.”