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Coastal radar system won’t affect ties with China: FM

Fresh list of Rohingyas handed over to Myanmar, he says

Published : Wednesday, 16 October, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 931
Diplomatic Correspondent

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said on Tuesday that the installation of coastal surveillance radar system will help Bangladesh to monitor pirates in a better mannar, however, it would not affect ties with Chin.

"Many pirates come and take away fisheries resources due to limitation of proper surveillance system, now we can have better surveillance in place," the foreign Minister said.
Foreign Minister Momen was discussing issues of recent visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India.

During Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's official visit to India on October 5, the two countries signed seven bilateral documents, including MoU for providing a 'Coastal Surveillance System'.
"No, no. Nothing will happen," he told reporters adding that it (establishment of radar system) should not be a headache of someone else.

He said Prime Minister Hasina and her India's counterpart Narendra Modi welcomed the initiatives for development of closer 'Maritime Security Partnership'.

Focusing on Rohingya issue, the Foreign Minister said Bangladesh has handed over a fresh list of around 50,000 Rohingyas to Myanmar to expedite Rohingya repatriation efforts.
"A new list of around 50,000 Rohingyas has been handed over to Myanmar to expedite Rohingya repatriation efforts," Foreign Minister Momen said on Tuesday.
Bangladesh has so far handed over names of around 55,000 Rohingyas to the Myanmar authorities.

On July 29, Bangladesh handed over a list of 25,000 Rohingyas to Myanmar for verification before their repatriation to their place of origin in Rakhine State.

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