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Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to halt outflow of Rohingya Muslims

More than 600,000 Rohingya from northern Rakhine have fled to Bangladesh since August 25

AP/PTI  |  Naypyitaw 

Teknaf : A Rohingya family reaches the Bangladesh border after crossing a creek of the Naf river on the border with Myanmmar, in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area. Photo: AP/PTI
Teknaf : A Rohingya family reaches the Bangladesh border after crossing a creek of the Naf river on the border with Myanmmar, in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area. Photo: AP/PTI

Government officials from and have agreed to halt the outflow of to and enable the refugees to return home.

The two sides met today in Myanmar's capital, Naypyitaw, to discuss a crisis that has seen hundreds of thousands of Rohingya flee to to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.


The sides said in a joint statement that "affirms its commitment to immediately halt the outflow of residents to Bangladesh, to restore normalcy in Rakhine to enable displaced residents to return from at the earliest" possible time.

More than 600,000 Rohingya from northern Rakhine have fled to since August 25, when security forces began a scorched-earth campaign against

First Published: Tue, October 24 2017. 21:21 IST
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