Singapore to seek ways to assist refugee repatriation

07 November 2018
Singapore to seek ways to assist refugee repatriation
A general view of a Rohingya refugees' makeshift camp in Kutubpalang, Cox Bazar district, Bangladesh, 26 August 2018. Photo: Monirul Alam/EPA

Singapore, the current chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), is seeking ways for the country as well as ASEAN to assist Myanmar in its repatriation process of displaced people from Bangladesh, Xinhua reported.

Views were exchanged over the repatriation process between Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan in Nay Pyi Taw.

Suu Kyi briefed Balakrishnan on the recent developments in Rakhine state including measures taken by the government for the repatriation of verified displaced persons in mid-November as agreed at a recent meeting of the joint working group between Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Myanmar said it will receive back the first batch of 2,260 displaced people from Bangladesh starting on Nov. 15.