Myanmar hopes for deal with Bangladesh on Rohingya refugees: Suu Kyi

Reuters News
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Posted: Nov 21, 2017 12:45 AM

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday she hopes talks with Bangladesh this week will result in a memorandum of understanding on the "safe return" of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh in the past three months.

A military clearance operation launched in Myanmar's Rakhine State has driven more than 600,000 Rohingya out of the Buddhist-majority country since late August.

Suu Kyi spoke to reporters at the end of a meeting of senior officials at an Asia-Europe Meeting, or ASEM, in Myanmar's capital Naypyitaw, where the crisis in Rakhine was discussed on the sidelines of official talks.

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(Reporting by Yimou Lee and Thu Thu Aung; writing by Simon Lewis)