Bangladesh and Myanmar would start repatriation of refugees-Rohingya in mid-November

© 2018 AFP / Dibyangshu Agbabian Rohingya. Archival photoBangladesh and Myanmar would start repatriation of refugees-Rohingya in mid-November© 2018 AFP / Dibyangshu Sarkar

The authorities of Bangladesh and Myanmar have reached an agreement, according to which the first group of ethnic Rohingya refugees will be returned home until mid-November of the current year, said Tuesday the Secretary of foreign Affairs of the Bangladeshi foreign Minister Sahidul hack.

«We expect that the first group of refugees will be repatriated by mid-November,» said a senior diplomat following the meeting of the joint working group of Bangladesh and Myanmar in Dhaka. The words of HAK leads the online edition of bdnews24.

In an interview with reporters Haq admitted that he considers the repatriation of Rohingya refugees «complex issue», but expressed confidence that it «can be solved if there is political will.»

In turn, the Secretary of foreign Affairs Ministry of foreign Affairs of Myanmar Myint Tu, participated in the negotiations, said the parties agreed on a «very specific plan» that will allow you to begin the process of return of refugees to their homeland next month.

«We showed our political will and flexibility, to start the repatriation as soon as possible», — said the diplomat.

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed on an ambitious plan to return the Rohingya home at the end of 2017, but to start this process due to bureaucratic delays still failed. Meanwhile, according to local media reports, many Roma fear imminent deportation from Bangladesh, because I think that in the home country will again face persecution and denial of their basic rights.

The authorities of Myanmar and the Buddhist population consider the Rohingya illegal migrants from Bangladesh. The conflict between them and the indigenous arakonnam Buddhists a long story, but the escalation of this conflict to the armed conflict and humanitarian crisis began only after the transition in Myanmar from a military government to a civilian in 2011-2012.

In the fall of 2017, more than 700 thousand Rohingya people, an ethnic Bengali Muslims living in Myanmar Rakhine state, left their homes and fled to neighbouring Bangladesh as the result of a massive operation Myanmar armed forces to «sweep» part of the territory of the state from Islamic militants, also Rohingya ethnic who committed organized a series of attacks on border posts and military units on the territory of Rakhine. Were the victims of attacks nine soldiers and police. A group of UN experts who collected information about military operations and the Exodus of Rohingya from Rakhine in refugee camps in Bangladesh, currently accuses the Myanmar military in the genocide of the Rohingya.