It’s Myanmar responsibility to make safe Rohingya repatriation: US Sec of State Pompeo

WASHINGTON, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it is Myanmar’s responsibility to take back its one million plus forcibly

displaced nationals from Bangladesh without any form of fear and persecution.

It is the responsibility of the Myanmar government and military to create

conducive environment so that the Rohingyas feel safe to return home, he

said.

The US secretary of State made the remark during a meeting with Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at the US state

department in Washington DC.

During the meeting, Pompeo reiterated that US would stand beside

Bangladesh both politically and financially in finding a permanent solution

to the Rohingya crisis.

He also lauded the humanitarian gesture of the Bangladesh government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for temporarily sheltering the persecuted

Rohingyas.

Momen said that Bangladesh at its own expense has turned the island

Bhashanchar into a livable place in which one lac Rohingyas are planned to be relocated in coordination with UN agencies and different aid groups.

Bangladesh foreign minister sought US support in creating a safe zone in

Myanmar’s Rakhine State monitored by international human rights groups.

Both leaders agreed that for greater prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region,

vital energy and infrastructure projects need to be implemented on regional partnership basis.

Later in the day, the visiting Bangladesh Minister held meetings with

senior officials of the US State Department and Deputy National Security

Adviser Charles Kupperman.

Source: NAM News Network