Japan Will Offer $3 Million To Aid Rohingya Return to Myanmar

Posted In: News Date:Jan 13th, 2018

Japan's foreign minister called on the civilian leader of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday to guarantee the safe and voluntary return of the Rohingya Muslims that fled persecution and violence in the northern Rakhine state, according to The Washington Post.

While Foreign Minister Taro Kono is visiting Myanmar, the Japanese government also announced that it would grant $3 million in order to help facilitate the repatriation of the Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar.

Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement in November that detailed the repatriation plan of Rohingya refugees and Myanmar said it would begin the process on Jan. 23.

However, Myanmar has not given the exact numbers and extent of the repatriation for the Rohingya.