Myanmar, Bangladesh push up repatriation of Rohingya refugees hinh anh 1Rohingya refugees wait for food at Thaingkhali camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Senior officials from Myanmar and Bangladesh met on January 15 in Nay Pyi Taw to discuss how to settle issues over the repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

During the event, participants had final negotiations on measures to repatriate more than 650,000 Rohingya people and logistics issues.

Win Myat Aye, Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, said that camps to house around 5,000 Rohingya refugees returning from Bangladesh will be ready by January 22

The two governments signed an agreement in November 2017 on the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh.

Myanmar affirmed that it was ready to receive the Rohingya as soon as possible after receiving personal information forms of the returners.

At least 650,000 Rohingya people fled to Bangladesh to avoid violence in Rakhine state since gunmen attacked 24 police posts and broke into a military outpost in Rakhine on August 25, 2017.-VNA