Bangladeshi MPs seek support for Rohingya repatriation

Senior members of Bangladesh’s Parliament visited Cambodia to seek the repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

Led by Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Chair Muhammad Faruk Khan, the Bangladeshi delegation on Monday met Cambodia’s National Assembly first vice-president Nguon Nhel and Chheang Vun, the head of the Assembly’s Commission on Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, Information and Media. Vun said the delegation specifically sought Cambodia’s support to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar. It requested the National Assembly to push the government to show a firm stance on the repatriation.

“I told them that Cambodia’s stance is in line with the other nine ASEAN [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] member states. Because Myanmar is an ASEAN member, we suggested that the Rohingya issue not be internationalized. It means the problem should be solved at a bilateral level,” Vun said.

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