No link between Myanmar visit and Rohingya genocide hearing: Army chief

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 19:09, Dec 12, 2019 | Updated : 19:43, Dec 12, 2019

Army chief General Aziz Ahmed at an event to induct training aircraft for the army's aviation wing in Dhaka on Thursday (Dec 12). ISPRThe Bangladesh Army chief says his visit to Myanmar had "nothing to do" with the Rohingya genocide hearing at the top UN court.
General Aziz Ahmed's remarks came on Thursday (Dec 12) in Dhaka at an event to induct training aircraft for the army's aviation wing, according to a statement by the ISPR.
Describing the visit as a 'routine work', the army chief said that Bangladesh has told Myanmar that it will not allow insurgents to its soil against neighbours countries.
"We have assured them [Myanmar] of taking actions against any insurgent group in line with our national policy," said General Aziz.
The army chief's returned on Wednesday (Dec 11) following a four-day visit to the neighbouring country.
During his visit, General Aziz met Myanmar's Vice-Senior General Soe Win, the deputy chief of Myanmar armed forces and its army chief.
According to Myanmar media, the Bangladesh army chief was told at the meeting that the country was ready for the repatriation of Rohingyas.
“The Bangladeshi side has explained their efforts [towards repatriation]. We also explained the preparations the [Myanmar] government has made,” The Irrawaddy quoted military spokesperson Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun in a report on Tuesday (Dec 10).
Citing military officials, the Myanmar online newspaper said that, the two discussed border security, how to promote friendship between the armed forces of the two countries, and repatriation of refugees who were forced from their homes from northern Rakhine and fled into Bangladesh.