Bangladeshi delegation, UEHRD hold talks over Rakhine issue

The meeting between Myanmar and Bangladesh focuses on resolving the Rakhine issue amicably. Photo: MNA
The meeting between Myanmar and Bangladesh focuses on resolving the Rakhine issue amicably. Photo: MNA

A Bangladeshi delegation led by Foreign Minister Mr. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali called on the officials of the Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development (UEHRD) in Rakhine State, at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
At the meeting, officials of the UEHRD elaborated on the work of the ten task forces of the UEHRD which is led by the State Counsellor, repatriation readiness in accordance with the bilateral agreement, measures taken for repatriation, rehabilitation and resettlement, in accordance with the existing laws, construction of houses for returnees with assistance from India and Japan, undertakings on the ground by the technical working group for repatriation and rehabilitation in Rakhine State after signing agreement with the UNHCR and UNDP, UEHRD’s approaches with the Private Public Partnership for sustainable development and absence of conflicts in the state and implementation of more than 80 points suggested by the advisory commission.
The meeting between the two neighbouring countries focused on resolving the Rakhine issue amicably and in a friendly manner.
At the meeting, the Bangladeshi side was accompanied by officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office, Immigration and Passport Department and Disaster Management Ministry, officials from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, while the Myanmar side was led by Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye, Chief Coordinator of UEHRD Dr. Aung Tun Thet, Information and Communications Director of UEHRD U Kyaw Myaing, Adviser to the UEHRD U Toe Oung and departmental officials.—Myanmar News Agency

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