Myanmar minister hopes to visit Rohingya in refugee camps

April 5, 2018 | By | Reply More

The Myanmar state minister overseeing the planned repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh said Thursday he hopes to talk to them when he makes a visit there this month.

Myanmar minister hopes to visit Rohingya in refugee campsSocial Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye will be the first Myanmar cabinet minister to visit the camps since the refugee flow began in August last year in response to a brutal counterinsurgency campaign.

Win Myat Aye told The Press in a phone interview that he will meet with officials working on repatriation during his April 11-12 visit. He said he has also asked to meet refuges, but that will depend on Bangladesh making arrangements.

Press journalist for HRO media – Ignacio Damigo reports.

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