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Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, left, meets with Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyitaw on Thursday.
Rohingya crisis

Myanmar and Bangladesh reach deal to repatriate Rohingya

Refugees to start returning in two months, with details still up in the air

YUICHI NITTA and THUREIN HLA HTWAY, Nikkei staff writers | Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos

YANGON -- Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed Thursday to start the repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar within two months, although a lack of specifics still clouds the plan's prospects.

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali had remained in the Myanmar capital of Naypyitaw following an ASEM Foreign Ministers meeting earlier this week. He met with top Myanmar officials, including State Counselor and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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