Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years

A statement by the Bangladesh foreign ministry did not say when the process would begin. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters Bangladesh Jan 16, 2018, 06.33 AM (IST)

Bangladesh has agreed to complete the process of returning Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar within two years after repatriation begins, the South Asian nation said on Tuesday.

The decision was made following a meeting of the neighbours to implement a pact signed last year.

A statement by the Bangladesh foreign ministry did not say when the process would begin.

But it added the return effort envisages "considering the family as a unit," with Myanmar to provide temporary shelter for those returning before rebuilding houses for them.