Burma-Bangladesh Reportedly Agree on Rohingya Refugee Repatriation
19 June 2013
Bangladesh says it has reached an agreement with Burma to resume a stalled voluntary repatriation program for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, The Myanmar Times reports. It quotes Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Mohammad Shahidul Haque as saying, “We have encouraged the Myanmar government to restart the process. They have agreed and are looking for an appropriate time to restart the process.” The countries have long disagreed on how to resolve the situation of the tens of thousands of refugees — who fled during periods of repression in Burma — and it remains to be seen if the reported agreement will bear results.