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Boris Johnson: UK working for safe repatriation of Rohingyas

  • Published at 10:17 am February 10th, 2018
  • Last updated at 11:26 am February 10th, 2018
Boris Johnson: UK working for safe repatriation of Rohingyas
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said the United Kingdom is working for the safe repatriation of the Rohingyas from Bangladesh to Myanmar. He made the statement after visiting the Kutupalong and Balukhali Rohingya camps under Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar district on Saturday afternoon. Boris Johnson said: "We want the Rohingyas to return to their home country with honour, citizenship and rights." "We hope that they will be able to move freely in Rakhine," he said adding that the UK is Bangladesh on Rohingya crisis. Earlier in the day, the British foreign secretary Boris Johnson arrived in Cox’s Bazar around 1pm. After arriving in the coastal district, he went directly to the refugee camp to witness the plight of the Rohingyas who fled sectarian violence in Myanmar and, listened to their tales of sufferings. He will also visit the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) makeshift hospital in Balukali 1 refugee camp. Boris Jonson is set to hold a meeting with international humanitarian organizations’ officials in the afternoon. Bangladesh State Minister of Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Alison Blake, and representatives of UNHCR and IOM, among others, accompanied him during the visit. At least 700,000 Rohingyas entered Bangladesh fleeing the violence which erupted in Myanmar on August 25, 2017.
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