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Rohingya issue: Dhaka summons Myanmar envoy

A recent photo of Rohingyas who are entering Bangladesh to flee from the persecution in Myanmar. Photo: Star

November 23, 2016

The government today summoned Myanmar’s envoy to Dhaka and expressed deep concerns over the persecution of Rohingyas in the Rakhine state.

Additional Foreign Secretary Kamrul Ahsan handed a note verbale to Myanmar envoy Myo Myint Than in a meeting that took place from 3:15pm-4:00pm.

Myanmar has also been urged to take immediate steps to take back the Rohingyas who have entered Bangladesh in recent times, sources inside the ministry said.

Additional Foreign Secretary Kamrul Ahsan briefed reporters after the meeting and told the same. “We told him that Bangladesh expects a peaceful solution to the matter.”

Bangladesh is not accepting refugees from Myanmar at the moment as border guards are on alert in the coastal areas pushing back the arriving fleet of Rohingyas daily.

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