August 20, 2016

Discussions are underway to hand over 165 verified Bangladeshi nationals who are given temporary shelters at Taung Pyo (Letwe`) on 22 July 2015

Nay Pyi Taw, 15 July—Through the coordinated efforts with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh on the repatriation of boat people who were rescued by Myanmar (Navy) on 21 and 29 May, a total of 187 Bangladeshi nationals were handed over to the Bangladeshi side in June.
At the same time, continued coordinated efforts are being made to hand over the remaining 544 boat people who are currently given temporary shelters at Taung Pyo (Letwe`). As a result, discussions are underway to hand over the 165 verified Bangladeshi boat people on 22 July.
Along with the verification process, continuous efforts are being made for the remaining boat people to be repatriated expeditiously back to the place of origin based on neighbourliness relations between Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Humanitarian assistance are being provided to the boat people who are temporary sheltered at Taung Pyo (Letwe`). It was learnt from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. MNA


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