Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar delegation's 5-day visit to Cox’s Bazar ends

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The visiting Myanmar delegation left Cox's Bazar today after "scrutinising" the list of Rohingyas sent by Bangladesh to their country for repatriation.

Additional Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Shamsuddoza told The Daily Star that the 17-member delegation returned to Myanmar around 10:30 am through the jetty ghat of the Naf River in Jaliapara area of Teknaf.

On March 15, the Myanmar delegation arrived in Bangladesh, reports our Cox's bazar correspondent.

According to the RRRC Office, the Myanmar delegation has collected details of 499 Rohingyas from 149 families during their visit.

During their stay in Bangladesh, the delegation met with the enlisted Rohingyas at Teknaf Shal Port and recorded their statements.

Bangladesh had given a list of 830,000 Rohingyas, who are currently living at 33 camps in Ukhya and Teknaf of Cox's Bazar district and Bhasan Char of Noakhali district, for repatriation.

However, Myanmar has confirmed a list of 60,000 Rohingyas for repatriation.


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