Dhaka: Bangladesh has announced that it may drop its previous plans to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island located in the Bay of Bengal.
“Our main target is to repatriate Rohingya to their original homeland, Myanmar’s Rakhine state,” Foreign Minister Abul Kalam Abdul Momen on Sunday told reporters in the capital Dhaka following a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh, Li Jiming, Yeni Safak newspaper reported.
Lauding recent development projects on the islet of Bhasan Char and plans to turn it into a business hub and “new Bangladesh” Momen said Bangladeshi citizens left homeless due to river erosion or other reasons should instead be settled there. (IANS)
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