Myanmar’s 36-member delegation returned on Tuesday (October 31) afternoon without any decision.
Rohingyas say Myanmar is struggling with repatriation.
After the day-long discussion of the delegation of 36 members of Myanmar, the Director General of the Myanmar Affairs Cell of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mainul Kabir said, “The government is working on voluntary and sustainable repatriation of Rohingyas staying in Bangladesh. The government has always emphasized on a permanent solution to the Rohingya problem. The Rohingyas have been giving importance to the matter so that they can return to their country and live permanently in their place. Repatriation is a continuous process. Bangladesh government has reached an agreement with Myanmar on repatriation. Various initiatives have been taken under the agreement, so that the Rohingyas return to Myanmar voluntarily.”
He said, “Earlier this year, the delegation of Myanmar came to talk to the Rohingya twice. During this time they (Myanmar representatives) discussed the measures taken there (Myanmar) for the Rohingyas. Even today they have specified who will go to which village; how to go. This continues discussion will continue with us.”
This official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also said that efforts are being made to negotiate with Myanmar to remove doubts and mistrust of the Rohingyas regarding repatriation.
In the briefing, refugee commissioner Mohammad Mizanur Rahman said, “The representative team divided into two groups and discussed with 180 Rohingya family heads. Basically, this discussion is going on to obtain the consent of the Rohingyas for repatriation.
Some of the Rohingya representatives who came for the discussion said that they will return to their homeland if they get their land and citizenship through the discussion.
He also expressed hope that the crisis will be resolved through bilateral talks.
The refugee commissioner said, ‘Rohingyas will be repatriated by water and land. Which is mentioned in the agreement of the two countries in 2018. We are ready to repatriate Rohingyas by water and land. We hope that through talks between the two sides, the crisis of trust between them will be removed and the repatriation of Rohingya will start soon, for which we are ready.”