India won’t mediate between Myanmar and Bangladesh

Published: October 01, 2017 10:16:57 | Updated: October 25, 2017 01:42:23


New Delhi (India), Sept 30 : India has said that it has no plans to mediate between Myanmar and Bangladesh to solve the Rohingya refugee crisis, said a report by ANI.

 

"India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said that the government has no plans to act as a mediator between Myanmar and Bangladesh to solve the Rohingya refugee crisis," Sputnik news agency reported.

 

However, the Russian news agency did not quoted any official of MEA for this remark or statement.

 

India on Friday reaffirmed its support to Bangladesh in providing humanitarian assistance support in handling of the Rohingya crisis.

 

MEA Spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar on Friday said, "India is focusing on providing humanitarian assistance to Bangladesh and extending support in handling the situation."

 

Fearing persecution by Myanmar army, millions of Rohingya Muslims have fled the violence-ridden state of Rakhine, with many of them crossing the border to take refuge in Bangladesh.

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