Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait in queues to receive aid at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh Nov 15, 2017. (AP PHOTO / AM AHAD)
YANGON - Myanmar and Bangladesh on Thursday signed an agreement on the return of displaced Rohingya people who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar's northern Rakhine state, according to a statement from Myanmar's state counselor's office.
The agreement was signed by Kyaw Tint Swe, union minister for the Office of the State Counselor and Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Bangladeshi foreign affairs minister.
The agreement was based on a joint statement signed by the two countries in 1992 and contained the general guiding principles and policy arrangements to systematically verify and receive the displaced Rohingya people.
The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army extremist terrorists launched attacks on police outposts in Rakhine on Aug 25, displacing residents from a number of areas in Maungtaw district to border areas with Bangladesh.