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Burma, B’desh FMs Meet in Brunei, Discuss Rohingya

5 July 2013

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dipu Moni met her Burmese counterpart, Wunna Maung Lwin, on the sidelines of the 20th Asean Regional Forum in Brunei earlier this week and asked him to resume the voluntary repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, according to Narinjara and Kaladan news reports. In response, Wunna Maung Lwin said that repatriation could commence as soon as Rohingyas living in makeshift shelters in Arakan State since last year’s clashes between Buddhists and Muslims have been relocated. During the meeting, which took place on Tuesday, the two also discussed a Bangladeshi proposal to establish an institutional mechanism to enhance dialogue between the countries’ border security forces.

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