Sending Myanmar troops back is under process: Foreign Minister
Foreign Minister and Joint General Secretary of Awami League Dr. Hasan Mahmud said, our ambassador had a meeting with the foreign minister of Myanmar. Myanmar agreed to take back their troops. The process of taking them back is underway.
He said this to reporters in response to questions about Myanmar at the opening ceremony of the multi-cultural festival organized by the district administration at the DC Park adjacent to the Faujdarhat-Bandar road in Chattogram on Saturday (February 10) evening.
He said that not only the border force and army members of Myanmar have come to our country, hundreds of people have also entered India. They also took them back. Several members of their border force and army have also escaped from Myanmar to our country.
Regarding the repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar, Foreign Minister Hasan said, you know, I have already visited various countries including India. I have discussed with the Foreign Minister of India. Met the Myanmar Foreign Minister at the Nam Summit, where I told him to at least start the repatriation. From what I felt in his speech, the Myanmar repatriation agreed on the beginning. But due to their current internal crises, they are not able to at the moment.
The Foreign Minister reiterated that the only solution is to send all the displaced people of Myanmar back to their country with respect and civil rights and we are working towards that solution.
BNP leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi's statement, "The government is not able to deal with the impact of Myanmar's internal conflict in Bangladesh," Hasan Mahmud said, "We do not have the power to control the interior of Myanmar." What is happening is internal turmoil in Myanmar. There is a conflict between the Arakan forces and the Myanmar government forces. Because of that conflict, sometimes two bullets have come to our country. And two people died, that's right. Recently, the ambassador of Myanmar has been called to strongly protest against all this.
In response to the question that 'BNP leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi claimed that the death of BNP leaders in jail was planned', Foreign Minister Hasan Mahmud said that actually two or three leaders of BNP speak on television; only they are there, BNP is not present anywhere else. They try to mislead people by saying all these things. Many people die a natural death in prison. Many of our party in prison have also died earlier. There is no opportunity to spread confusion by saying all this.
He said, actually BNP has no politics now. Their leaders are now questioned by the workers because of the huge mistake they made by not participating in the elections, which was their suicidal decision. Their workers are now very disappointed, they are trying to prove that they are still alive by making various speeches and planning various programs to overcome that disappointment.
Philippine Ambassador Leo Tittle Ausan Jr., FBCCI President Mahbubul Alam, Indian Assistant High Commissioner Dr. Rajeev Ranjan spoke in the function.
The Minister appreciated this initiative to highlight the culture of different countries during the month-long flower festival that started there from February 1.