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12:00 AM, June 10, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 10, 2011

Repatriation of Refugees

Talks with Myanmar to continue

Says Dipu Moni

Foreign Minister Dipu Moni yesterday said Bangladesh would continue bilateral dialogues with Myanmar for repatriation of Myanmar refugees.
She said this when the US Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Migration and Refugees Eric Schwartz called on her at the foreign ministry in the city, says a press release.
During the discussion, the foreign minister said Bangladesh will remain engaged with the United States on humanitarian issues particularly refugees and migration.
She also reiterated the government's commitment to continue to look after the socio-economic well being of the Myanmar refugees that Bangladesh is hosting since 1992 to the best of its abilities.
Bangladesh is strictly upholding the principles of international laws even though it is not a party to the 1951 Refugee Convention, she added.
The assistant secretary of state praised the Bangladesh government for hosting a large number of Myanmar refugees despite many challenges.
The foreign minister also discussed with the assistant secretary of state about various aspects of the welfare of the Myanmar refugees, particularly voluntary repatriation on humanitarian grounds.
Schwartz assured the foreign minister of the US government's continued support to Bangladesh in dealing with the Myanmar refugees.

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