India Asks Myanmar to Secure 'Sustainable' Return of Rohingya Refugees

by International | 11-05-2018 | 757 views

India has asked Myanmar to ensure the 'safe, speedy and sustainable' return of Rohingya refugees who had fled Rakhine state following a security crackdown where hundreds were killed and thousands displaced. India's stance was conveyed by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to the Myanmarese leadership during her two-day visit to the country on May 10 and 11. She had called on Myanmar president U. Win Myint and state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. India has had to walk a fine balance between Myanmar and Bangladesh on the Rohingya issue, as the two neighbours have continued to be at loggerheads over the fate of thousands of refugees. A press release issued by ministry of external affairs (MEA) stated that Swaraj had 'underlined the need for safe, speedy and sustainable return of displaced persons to Rakhine state'.



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