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Nirmal Barman

2018-04-29 18:00:35 BdST

UNSC team meets Rohingyas in zero line along Bangladesh-Myanmar border


A high-profile delegation of the UN Security Council on Sunday morning witnessed situation on the ground and interacted with Rohingyas living on zero line at Tambru border area at Naikkhangchhari in Bandarban.

They are now in Kutupalobg Rohingya camps and hearing tales of brutalities from Rohingyas. The team will later brief media.

The team led by UNSC President for the month of April, Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, arrived Cox’s Bazar on Saturday afternoon.

The UNSC team is scheduled to leave Cox’s Bazar for Dhaka at 3:30pm on Sunday.

They are scheduled to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Gonobhaban at 9:30am on Monday and will leave Dhaka at 10:30am for Myanmar.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam is expected to host a reception in honour of the UNSC team at Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden on Sunday evening.

The UN Security Council is composed of 15 members with five permanent members -- China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States -- and 10 non-permanent members.

Over 700,000 Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh, and the influx, though reduced in recent weeks, continues despite Myanmar's assurances of stopping violence in Rakhine.

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