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President assures Rohingyas of dignified return

President assures Rohingyas of dignified return

President assures Rohingyas of dignified return

President assures Rohingyas of dignified return

President Abdul Hamid on Sunday assured the Rohingyas of their safe and dignified return to their homeland in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

“The Bangladesh government has stood by you (Rohingyas) on humanitarian grounds. The entire world is also by you,” he said while distributing relief materials among the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia upazila.

The President witnessed on the ground the conditions of the Rohingyas, spoke to them and listened to their plight, President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told reporters in the evening.

Abdul Hamid also visited a Rohingya health camp and a biometric registration centre run by Bangladesh Army at Balukhali Math of Kutupalong.

Earlier, the President reached the Kutupalong Rohingya camp around noon as part of a two-day visit here.

He was accompanied by Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, secretaries concerned and senior civil and military officials.

Over 620,000 Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh since the army crackdown began in Rakhine on August 25.

The President will inaugurate a programme of Bangladesh Navy titled “Indian Ocean Naval Symposium’ (IONS) Multilateral Maritime Search Rescue Exercise-2017 (IMMSARFEX-2017)’ at Hotel Royal Tulip adjacent to the Unani Beach of Cox’s Bazar on Monday.

The press secretary said maritime experts from some 32 countries, including nine observers, will take part in the programme. UNB

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