Saudi Arabia won’t send Rohingyas to Bangladesh: State minister

The Saudi government did not say that Rohingyas living in the country will be sent to Bangladesh, said State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam today.

“No, Saudi Arabia didn’t say they’ll send back Rohingyas to Bangladesh,” he told reporters at his office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs referring to his meeting with his Saudi counterpart Adel Al-Jubeir during his recent visit there.

Al-Jubeir made it clear that “they’ve no as such issue” with Bangladesh, added the state minister.

Bangladesh, however, asked the Saudi government to give details, including names and passport numbers for further scrutiny.

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“We’ll remain engaged,” said Shahriar, saying there is a scope of forgery in handwritten passports.