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Home Minister Kamal to fly to Myanmar Monday

  • Published at 12:26 am October 23rd, 2017
Home Minister Kamal to fly to Myanmar Monday
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said that he would visit Myanmar on Monday to hold talks with the Myanmar government. “We have fixed our agenda with miscellaneous issues while the current Rohingya crisis would also come up for discussion with the Myanmar government,” he told BSS at his ministry office in Dhaka on Sunday. The minister would lead an eight-member delegation including two secretaries, an additional secretary, the three chiefs of police, Border Guard Bangladesh and Coast Guard, and the additional director general of the Department of Narcotics Control. Kamal said the delegation was going to visit Myanmar on an invitation from its government. “We want to resolve all unresolved issues through discussion while the Rohingya crisis would also be discussed,” he said. The delegation is expected to return home on October 25. The home minister, however, said some 500,000 Rohingyas came to Bangladesh long ago and now over 500,000 more have arrived since late August. Earlier, the minister for the Office of the State Counsellor of Myanmar, Kyaw Tint Swe, had visited Dhaka recently as a senior representative of the neighbouring country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. During talks with Bangladesh government representatives, he had agreed to take back over half a million of its forcibly displaced Rohingya nationals from Bangladesh.