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Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh Home Minister leaves for Myanmar

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh Home Minister leaves for Myanmar

India Blooms News Service | | 23 Oct 2017, 05:24 pm
Dhaka, Oct 23 (IBNS): At a time when the country is facing the current Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Monday left Dhaka city for Myanmar.

He is leading a Bangladesh delegation to the neighbouring nation.

"The 12-member team left aboard a Bangladesh Biman flight around 12:45pm on Monday, said airport Armed Police Battalion Inspector Iqbal Hossain," reported.

The website further reported that Khan will sit with the Myanmar government to discuss the Rohingya crisis, which has seen over half a million members of the minority cross the border into Bangladesh since the start of a military crackdown on Aug 25.

Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj on Sunday met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Both the leaders discussed the issue of Rohingya during their meeting.

"Relationship with Bangladesh of utmost priority! EAM @SushmaSwaraj calls on PM Bangladesh SheikhHasina Discusses ways to deepen partnership," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

"EAM @SushmaSwaraj apprised PM #SheikhHasina of the productive discussions at the JCC and tangible progress made since her visit to India," he said.

The two leaders discussed the issue of Rohingya people arriving in Myanmar to Bangladesh.

"EAM @SushmaSwaraj discussed situation arising out of influx of displaced persons from Rakhine State and need for an early & lasting solution," Kumar posted.

Swaraj on Sunday reached Dhaka city to commence her two-day visit to Bangladesh.