Repatriation of Bangladesh Nationals from Myanmar complete

December 3, 2015 OPINION/NEWS


Sheuli Akter

The repatriation of Bangladesh Nationals rescued from the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea by Myanmar authorities has been completed with the last batch of 52 returning yesterday.

Earlier, on six occasions, a total of 729 verified Bangladesh nationals were safely repatriated from Myanmar, according to a Foreign Ministry press release.

Yesterday’s repatriation process commenced via Ghundum border point in Naikhyongchari Upazila of Bangldesh’s Bandarban District.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to express its sincere thanks to the Myanmar Government, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and UNHCR for their necessary cooperation during the repatriation process, the release said.

The entire repatriation process was overseen by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by maintaining close coordination with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Bangladesh Missions in Myanmar, BGB, local Police authority and local district administration.

The expeditious return of verified Bangladesh nationals attests to the firm commitment of Bangladesh to take responsibility in irregular situations anywhere, the release added.






Sheuli Akter

Sheuli Akter, from Bangladesh, is a Special Correspondent and Editor of NsNewsWire, (Bangladesh’s First Press Newswire). She also gained an honourable mention in the first ever World Media Summit WMS Awards for ‘Exemplary News Professionals in Developing Countries’, receiving the award in Beijing in January 2015.


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