A group of Rohingya Muslim refugees living in Bangladesh have called for recognition as an ethnic group and restoration of their Myanmar citizenship as key conditions for accepting repatriation to Rakhine state presented to officials from the two countries who visited the camp on Wednesday.
Myint Thu, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led an 11-member team from Myanmar which was joined by an 11-member group from Bangladesh during visits to Kutupalong — the world’s largest refugee camp — and to a settlement housing Hindu refugees from Myanmar.
About 85 Rohingya leaders who met with members of the delegation handed Myint Thu a letter of demands addressed to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, outlining the refugees’ position before some of them return to Rakhine.
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