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Myanmar`s neighbours eager to see progress in Rakhine

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Five of Myanmar's neighbors including Bangladesh are eager to see the progress made so far on the ground in the Rakhine Sate as Myanmar and Bangladesh are now at final stage of starting Rohingya repatriation.
Bangladesh Ambassador to Yangon has called upon the Myanmar government to organize a trip of the diplomats of the five countries to norther Rakhine to see for themselves the situation there ein the ground.
He along with envoys of four countries bordering Myanmar - China, India, Thailand and Laos, visited northern Rakhine couple of months ago from where thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled and took shelter in Cox's Bazar district due to the atrocities orchestrated by security forces.
"Bangladesh wants to see that Myanmar invites them again to see the progress," an official told UNB.
He said Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali is also likely to visit the place after envoys of the five countries.
Minister Ali briefed the diplomatic corps on Sunday on the recent developments on the issue of return of displaced Rohingyas to their homeland in Myanmar through bilateral arrangement of return signed between the two countries on November 23 and the subsequent agreements towards the implementation of the arrangement.
After the briefing, the Foreign Minister told reporters that he suggested involving the European Union so that Ambassadors of the EU countries in Myanmar can see the progress in the Rakhine State.

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