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Myanmar hopes for deal with Bangladesh on Rohingya refugees, Suu Kyi says at ASEM

Published: November 21, 2017 11:56:27 | Updated: November 22, 2017 10:44:03


Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the 13th Asia Europe Foreign Ministers Meeting (ASEM) in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Monday. - Reuters photo Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the 13th Asia Europe Foreign Ministers Meeting (ASEM) in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Monday. - Reuters photo

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday she hopes talks with Bangladesh this week will result in a memorandum of understanding on the “safe return” of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh in the past three months.

A military clearance operation launched in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has driven more than 0.60 million (600,000) Rohingya out of the Buddhist-majority country since late August, reports Reuters.

Suu Kyi spoke to reporters at the end of a meeting of senior officials at an Asia-Europe Meeting, or ASEM, in Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw, where the crisis in Rakhine was discussed on the sidelines of official talks.

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