180 Myanmar soldiers will return, 170 Bangladeshis will return

In addition to sending back 180 border guards and army personnel who have taken refuge in Bangladesh, arrangements are being made to bring home 170 Bangladeshis trapped in Myanmar, said Foreign Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud.

He said this while interacting with journalists at Segunbagicha, Dhaka, on Tuesday (April 2).

The minister said that 177 members of Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) and later three of their army personnel have taken shelter in Bangladesh. In discussions with us, the Myanmar government has agreed to take them back. They offered the sea route, we were hoping to send them back this week. But as the sea is not favorable they will be sent next week or immediately when the sea is calm. Besides, we offered to bring back 170 Bangladeshis stranded in Myanmar, they also responded positively to that.

In response to the Rohingya crisis on March 13, the Joint Response Plan (JRP) meeting held in Geneva, the foreign minister said, “Our foreign secretary and the prime minister’s chief secretary joined the JRP meeting in Switzerland and our proposed funding and cooperation last year.The response is relatively good.Before this, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Hasan Mahmud was met by UK Liberal Democrat Party’s Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (Lord’s Spokesperson) Lord Jeremy Purvis.

In the context of the meeting, the minister said that he thanked Lord Jeremy for his continued cooperation in the development process of Bangladesh and the role of the United Kingdom in dealing with the Rohingya problem, and various areas of mutual interest were discussed, including the issue of their Lordships playing a role in developing relations with Bangladesh