Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal will leave Dhaka for Myanmar on October 23 on a 4-day visit to discuss Rohingya issue.
The minister will lead diplomatic efforts to send the forcefully displaced Myanmar nationals back to their homelands.
The Rohingya issue will be the key agenda, said the minister while talking to reporters at the secretariat on Thursday.
Two secretaries of the Home Ministry, Directors General (DGs) of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Coast Guard, Department of Narcotics Control, Inspector General of Police (IGP) and delegates from the Foreign Affairs Ministry are also part of the Bangladesh delegation alongside the Home Minister.
“The aim of the visit is to repatriate the Rohingyas who were forced to flee into Bangladesh,” the Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said on Thursday.
On October 2, Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed to form a joint working group to start the repatriation process of all the Rohingyas living in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh has also proposed a bilateral agreement with Myanmar to facilitate the implementation of repatriation process.
A draft of the proposed deal has also been handed over to Myanmar side at the meeting.
Bangladesh has been flagging the Annan Commission’s recommendation and laid emphasis on implementation of those recommendations to peacefully resolve the Rohingya issue.
The Foreign Minister indicated that the joint working group will also conduct citizenship verification process apart from other related works.
Since August 25, more than half a million Rohingyas have entered Bangladesh to flee ethnic cleansing in their own country.