Myanmar, Thailand agree on repatriation of more refugees
Myanmar, Thailand agree on repatriation of more refugees
24, Apr 2019 , 10:47 am        
ដោយ: Xinhua
   YANGON, April 23 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar and Thailand have agreed on repatriation of the fourth batch of Myanmar displaced persons from Thailand at the last week of May, according to the Myanmar Foreign Ministry Tuesday.

   The move was agreed at the first meeting of Myanmar-Thailand joint Technical Working Group in Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw on Monday.
   The meeting discussed continued collaboration in carrying out the repatriation process and receiving the verified Myanmar nationals systematically as well as maintaining future cooperation for sustainable repatriation.
   The Myanmar government has been working to ensure the return of more than 100,000 Myanmar refugees taking shelter in nine camps on the Thai-Myanmar border. They were being sent back to their homeland in batches since October 2016 on voluntary basis.
   As a strategic cooperation, the Myanmar government has inked a  memorandum of understanding with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to provide the returning refugees with education, health services, clean water, infrastructure and vocational training.
   The government called for collaborative efforts from the ethnic groups, civil society organizations and ethnic community for the refugees' return.
   The Myanmar refugees, who fled domestic conflicts since decades ago, were being covered by a short-and long-term program as part of Myanmar's national reconciliation and peace process, reports said. 

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