Myanmar has agreed to provide repatriated Rohingyas with citizenship identification, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said today.
"In a tripartite meeting in New York, Myanmar has agreed to provide all Rohingyas with national identity cards after verification," said the foreign minister at a press briefing at a city hotel.
He was addressing the media a roundtable discussion on "Youth in preventing radicalisation and violent extremism".
The tripartite meeting was mediated by China in a sideline of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
A commission comprising members from Bangladesh, Myanmar and China was formed in the meeting.
The commission will closely monitor and observe the repatriation of Rohingyas who have taken shelter in Bangladesh for almost two years and their rehabilitation in Rakhine state, said the foreign minister.
"Myanmar also confessed that the verification forms they gave the Rohingyas had some errors," he added.
Asked about the opening of Farakka dam gates by India, the minister said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will discuss the issue with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during her upcoming visit.