He made the call when visiting United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, him at state guest house Padma. He stressed the peaceful resolution of the longstanding issue of influx from Myanmar to Bangladesh and urged the international community to take measures for addressing the root causes of the problem.
“We want her to see the situation on the ground physically and hear stories from Rohingya people living here,” a senior official told media after the meeting mentioning that the UN Rapporteur will be visiting Cox’s Bazar from Tuesday.
Lee is currently in Bangladesh for a three-day mission to Cox’s Bazar and will visit various locations in Cox’s Bazar where the population who had fled Myanmar since October 9, 2016 are residing temporarily in makeshift shelters.
During the meeting, Minister Ali apprised the Special Rapporteur of the steps that the government of Bangladesh had taken vis-à-vis Myanmar refugees and the undocumented Myanmar nationals who entered Bangladesh over the years from the Rakhine State of Myanmar, according to the Foreign Ministry here.
He informed her about the repatriation status of the refugees under an agreement negotiated by him in 1992 and informed that as many as 236,599 Rakhine Muslims had been repatriated under that agreement until it came to a halt in 2005.
The Foreign Minister also informed the Special Rapporteur about the initiatives of the government of Bangladesh to engage with Myanmar bilaterally through establishment of border liaison offices and introduction of dialogue on security cooperation.
The human rights expert will focus on the situation of the specific population from Myanmar who had crossed into Bangladesh in the past 4-5 months and the events which have led to their crossing over into the country.
“Having access to these affected communities would help give me a better understanding of their human rights situation in Myanmar,” she said.
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