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Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said Bangladesh-Myanmar border has been sealed off to stop further influx from Myanmar.
“We had kept our border open for adequate people. We won’t take anymore (new). We’ve sealed off the border,” he said.
Momen went on saying that it is better to see that others (countries except Bangladesh) keep open borders, reports UNB.
The minister said they have heard that ethnic and religious groups, including Buddhists and Hindus, are trying to enter Bangladesh for safety amid fresh violence in Myanmar.
He was talking to reporters after his meeting with UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie and Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener yesterday.
Terming Jolie a big voice, the Foreign Minister said he conveyed her that Bangladesh wants all the Rohingyas to go back to their place of origin in Rakhine State safely.
“All of them should go back, as soon as possible,” said the Foreign Minister.
He also said Myanmar should agree on a safe zone under the supervision of Asean in Rakhine for Rohingyas.