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UNSC to discuss Rohingya crisis Wednesday


UN Security Council will meet on Wednesday (NY time Tuesday) to discuss Rohingya issue and situation in Rakhine Sate, according to a provisional programme of the Security Council, reports UNB.

By the time, British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has met Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to talk about Rohingyas and how they can be repatriated.

Quoting a statement from Myanmar’s foreign affairs ministry, according to Associated Press Johnson and Suu Kyi on Sunday discussed repatriation and developments in Rakhine, the western Myanmar state from where the Rohingya have fled.

Johnson reached Myanmar from Bangladesh after meeting Rohingyas on Saturday.

Johnson said on Twitter that Sunday’s discussion concerned investigating violence in Rakhine and creating the right conditions for repatriation.

“Held talks with Aung San Suu Kyi. Discussed importance of Burmese authorities in carrying out full & independent investigation into the violence in #Rakhine & urgent need to create the right conditions for #Rohingya refugees to return to their homes in Rakhine,” he wrote.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh and Myanmar are in talks to hold a home ministerial-level meeting this month.

On January 16, Bangladesh and Myanmar signed a document on ‘Physical Arrangement’ which will facilitate the return of Rohingyas to their homeland from Bangladesh.

The ‘Physical Arrangement’ stipulates that the repatriation will be completed preferably within two years from the start of repatriation.