Myan­mar and Bangladesh reach 10-point agree­ment on refugees

Mizzima Business Weekly - - IN FOCUS -

Myan­mar and Bangladesh reached a 10-point agree­ment on Ro­hingya refugees at a meet­ing held 24 Oc­to­ber in Naypy­itaw and at­tended by rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Home Min­istries of the two coun­tries. The agree­ment in­cludes, “Stop­ping im­me­di­ately en­try by Myan­mar na­tion­als into Bangladesh and repa­tri­a­tion of refugees at the ear­li­est date and restor­ing nor­malcy in Rakhine Re­gion for their re­set­tle­ment.” Both sides also agreed to form a joint work­ing com­mit­tee this com­ing Novem­ber to ar­range re­set­tle­ment.Other is­sues dis­cussed in­cluded strength­en­ing bor­der se­cu­rity, law en­force­ment co­op­er­a­tion, counter-ter­ror­ism, es­tab­lish­ing bor­der li­ai­son of­fices, iden­ti­fi­ca­tion for en­try and exit, il­le­gal bor­der cross­ing, ver­i­fi­ca­tion of cit­i­zen­ship, nar­cotic drugs con­trol and repa­tri­a­tion after the ver­i­fi­ca­tion process for refugees.

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