YANGON, May 1 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has reiterated the government's readiness to receive back displaced persons fleeing Rakhine conflict to Bangladesh after verification, calling for cooperation with the Bangladesh side to expedite the repatriation process, according to the foreign ministry Tuesday.
Aung San Suu Kyi made the remarks when she met with a delegation made up of permanent representatives to the United Nations (UN), representatives from immediate neighbors of Myanmar to the UN, current chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and member states of the UN Security Council in Nay Pyi Taw on late Monday.
She stressed the importance for Bangladesh side to use the prescribed forms agreed by both countries for verification as early as possible.
Aung San Suu Kyi also briefed the delegation, led by Ambassador Gustavo Meza Cuadra Velasquez of Peru, on matters pertaining to providing humanitarian assistance to affected communities, rebuilding trust and confidence among the communities, citizenship issue, ongoing closure of internally displaced person (IDP) camps and issuance of national verification cards (NVC).
She also explained to the delegation over restoration of rule of law, issue of resettlement on the international boundary lines between the two countries, possible recurrence of terrorist attacks at any time, necessity to find out the root cause of the conflict, prevention of hate speech and encouragement for school education.
The delegation also had comprehensive discussions with Myanmar delegation, led by U Kyaw Tint Swe, Minister at the Office of the State Counselor.
Myanmar signed an agreement with Bangladesh on the return of displaced persons from Bangladesh in November last year, announcing readiness to start the process on Jan. 23 this year.
The arrangement was based on the joint statement signed by foreign ministers of the two countries in 1992 which guides the systematic verification and acceptance of displaced persons from Rakhine state.
However, the repatriation process is being delayed for various reasons.
The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army extremist terrorists launched attacks on police outposts in Myanmar's Rakhine State on Aug. 25 last year displacing a vast number of residents to border areas with Bangladesh.