Bangladesh foreign secretary, Shahidul Haque, on Friday said that the solution to the Rohingya crisis has to be found in Myanmar as it originated there.
“Our position is very clear, the problem has been created in Myanmar and the solution has to be found in Myanmar,” Haque said at a press conference.
“We can help the Myanmar Government, but solution can’t be their stay in Bangladesh. We want them to go back as soon as possible,” the secretary added.
He further stated that Bangladesh has given a written proposal to Myanmar on how to take back the Rohingyas. A working group consisting of representatives of both countries has been set up in this regard.
Earlier, Bangladesh and Myanmar had agreed to form a joint working group, which will draw up plans for the repatriation process of Rohingya refugees.
Nearly half a million Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh due to violence in the Rakhine state that has claimed lives of at least more than 100 people and displaced several others.
Bangladesh is currently sheltering 507,000 Rohingya refugees in the country.