Dhaka, Bangladesh
Myanmar spl envoy meets PM, FM

Myanmar spl envoy meets PM, FM

Visiting Myanmar's special envoy and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Kyaw Tin met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganobhaban on Wedneday evening. During the meeting Rohingya issue came up and the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stresses the need for a permanent solution to the Rohingya issue. Earlier, Kyaw Tin met Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque at state guesthouse Padma on Wednesday. The special envoy, who arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday evening to discuss bilateral issues with a special focus on Rohingya crisis, had working lunch and official talks with them from 1:30pm to 4:45 pm, said a senior official at the Foreign Ministry. During the meeting, Bangladesh reiterated its position and sought a permanent solution to the Rohingya issue. Bangladesh said around 50,000 people fled Myanmar and entered Bangladesh since October 9 last. Quoting the UN relief agency, the international media on Monday reported that at least 65,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar, including some 22,000 just in last one week since the latest army crackdown started in October. Earlier on December 29, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Myanmar Ambassador in Dhaka Myo Myint Than and demanded early repatriation of all Myanmar nationals staying in the country.

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