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DPM to assess Rohingya refugee situation on trip to Bangladesh

Ahmad Zahid will make a two-day working visit to Bangladesh from Oct 15. — Picture by Choo Choy MayAhmad Zahid will make a two-day working visit to Bangladesh from Oct 15. — Picture by Choo Choy MayPUTRAJAYA, Oct 13 ― Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will travel to Cox’s Bazar to assess the situation of Rohingya refugees during his upcoming working visit to Bangladesh.

According to Wisma Putra, Ahmad Zahid would make a two-day working visit to Bangladesh from Oct 15, his first trip to the country since assuming office as Deputy Prime Minister in 2015.

Wisma Putra said apart from the bilateral meetings, Ahmad Zahid would also travel to Cox’s Bazaar, which is reported to be facing an influx of Rohingya refugees.

 ”This visit reflects Malaysia’s concern and seriousness on the Rohingya refugee issue in general,”said Wisma Putra in a statement today.

During the working visit, Ahmad Zahid was  expected to call on Bangladesh’s Prime Minister and relevant ministers to take stock of the existing bilateral relations and explore new areas of cooperation that were mutually beneficial to both countries, it said.

“Malaysia is optimistic that this visit will further strengthen the existing friendly ties between Malaysia and Bangladesh not only in the areas of bilateral cooperation but also on regional and international issues,” said Wisma Putra. ― Bernama

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