Bangladesh, Malaysia wish to work closely for a solution to Rohingya crisis

Arifa
By August 6, 2015 14:31

Bangladesh, Malaysia wish to work closely for a solution to Rohingya crisis

The foreign ministers of Bangladesh and Malaysia have agreed to work closely to find a permanent solution to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar’s Arakan (Rakhine) state.

Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali and his counterpart, Anifah Haji Aman, met in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday on the sidelines of the 22nd ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Foreign Ministers’ meeting.

ARF is a key forum for security dialogue in Asia that has 27 member countries from the Asia Pacific region.

Ali also met his Norwegian counterpart, state ministers for foreign affairs of Japan and India, and discussed various bilateral and regional issues.

Foreign Ministry said Ali discussed with his Malaysian counterpart the “root cause” of the ‘irregular’ movement of people.

Both agreed that it was due to the “continuous persecution of the Rohingya ethnic minority people in the Arakan (Rakhaine) state of Myanmar”.

“They agreed to closely work together for a permanent solution of the protracted problem,” a foreign ministry statement said.

The meeting took place against the backdrop of a recent migration crisis with boatloads of people, including many Bangladeshis, found adrift in the Indian Ocean.

Ali thanked his Malaysian counterpart for his help in arranging the repatriation of the “irregular” Bangladesh “migrants”.

Aman thanked the Bangladesh foreign minister for taking “quick action” on taking back the Bangladeshi nationals.

He expressed satisfaction with the existing friendly bilateral relations, and hoped they would grow further.

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Source: bdnews24

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