Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque and some members of joint working group accompanied the Foreign Minister. The delegation members left Sittwe for Maungdaw at noon, foreign ministry sources said.
Myanmar’s Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Minister Win Myat Aye was with the Bangladesh delegation.
Over 720,000 Rohingyas fled Rakhine state of Myanmar and have taken shelter in Bangladesh since August 25 last year to escape persecution by Myanmar military.
Mamhood Ali left Dhaka Thursday for Myanmar for a four-day visit to discuss progress on Rohingya repatriation with Myanmar authorities. He is leading a 15-member delegation.
Besides, holding talks with Myanmar government leaders, the delegation will see whether a conducive environment has been created in Rakhine for the safe return of Rohingyas.
Dhaka, 11 August (campuslive24.com)//IM