Rohingya Repatriation

Talks with Myanmar ‘continuing’: Kamal

15 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has said bilateral discussions between Bangladesh and Myanmar have been continuing to ensure safe, dignified and permanent repatriation of Rohingyas to their homeland, repots UNB.

While placing the budget for the fiscal year 2019-20 on Thursday, he said discussions are going on as per the directions of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The displaced Rohingyas, who escaped from Myanmar to save their lives in the face of torture, oppression and ethnic cleansing, have been given shelter in Bangladesh as a humanitarian gesture, he said.

The Finance Minister said Bangladesh has been providing all necessary physical support services, including food, housing, health and other emergency services, to over 1.1 million Rohingyas.

He said Bangladesh has been efficiently doing massive work of providing health and other emergency services including provisioning of residential facilities, supply of drinking water, installation of sanitary latrines and building roads for the Rohingya refugee population.