News Desk | Dhaka24:
An informal trilateral meeting involving officials from Myanmar, Bangladesh, and China have agreed to form a “tripartite joint working mechanism” to evaluate the situation on the ground for Rohingya repatriation.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen came up with development after a joint meeting with his Chinese and Myanmar counterparts on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, media source.
Dr Momen confermed this news the media after the meeting adding that Myanmar agreed with the Chinese proposal though Myanmar had some objections initially at the meeting and, on the ground, Bangladesh, China and Myanmar will evaluate the progress jointly.
Momen said that the first meeting of the tripartite working body is likely to be held in October.
Though Myanmar said that they have taken all the necessary steps to take back their nationals, Bangladesh said Myanmar could not build confidence among the Rohingyas yet. “They’ll return, only when they’ll feel that they’ve a safety, security and free mobility after their return and it’s the good news is that Myanmar has agreed to take their nationals back as soon as possible.
Bangladesh is now hosting over 1.1 million Rohingyas and most of them entered Cox’s Bazar since August 25, 2017.
Welcoming Chinese involvement in repatriation process, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson has told that Chinese involvement has a great deal of potential, to help bring the Rohingya crisis to an end noting that involvement of wide range of countries can resolve the crisis, and the Rohingya crisis needs to be resolved by a wide range of countries.
Robert Chatterton Dickson told that the international community is working hard to ensure safe, voluntary and dignified return of Rohingyas to their place of origin in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.