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Bangladeshi gov’t allows food flotilla to dock in Teknaf

KUALA LUMPUR: The Bangladeshi government has agreed to allow the ‘Food Flotilla for Myanmar’ humanitarian mission to dock at Teknaf port in Bangladesh.

This was confirmed by the Foreign Affairs Ministry in a statement early today.

The approval was received on Friday night after a meeting was held between Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman and the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Malaysia His Excellency Md Shahidul Islam in the afternoon.

“The matter has now been resolved as a result of the good relations between Malaysia and Bangladesh.

“The Malaysian government expresses its appreciation to the Bangladeshi government for its willingness to allow the food flotilla to provide humanitarian aid to the Rohingya refugees around Teknaf port,” the statement said.

Earlier, it was reported that the Bangladeshi government had decided to not allow the humanitarian aid to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.-nst

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