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    Indonesia, Bangladesh Discuss Rohingya Issue

    Bernama:

    April 3, 2013

    NUSA
    DUA, Bali, April 3 (Bernama) — Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Marty
    Natalegawa and his Bangladeshi counterpart, Dipu Moni, held a bilateral meeting
    to discuss the Rohingya issue, on the sidelines of the Fifth Bali Process
    Meeting, here, Tuesday.
    Bangladesh,
    as the major recipient of Rohingya refugees, wanted to have in-depth discussion
    with Indonesia regarding the problem, Indonesia’s Antara news agency quoted
    Marty as saying.
    Hundreds
    of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees have migrated to Bangladesh.
    “The
    point is how we could prevent the problem from becoming more complicated,”
    he added.
    In
    the meeting, the two foreign ministers also discussed the bilateral relations
    between Bangladesh and Indonesia.
    Minister
    Marty Natalegawa also held a bilateral meeting with Erika Feller, the Assistant
    High Commissioner of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on the sidelines
    of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related
    Transnational Crime.
    The
    UN agency expressed appreciation to Indonesia for the country`s contribution to
    the implementation of the Bali Process and to helping find solution to the
    Rohingya issue in Myanmar.
    “They
    appreciate what we have contributed in the Bali Process and our contribution to
    finding solution to the Myanmar problem,” the minister said.
    Marty
    Natalegawa and his Australian counterpart are co-chairs of the Fifth Bali
    Process meeting.