India and Canada on Thursday called for voluntary, safe and sustainable repatriation of Rohingyas from Bangladesh to Myanmar and allowing of United Nations and other international organisations to facilitate the process, reports UNB.
The issue of Rohingya crisis came up for discussion during the talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau at Hyderabad.
The two leaders discussed the humanitarian and security crisis in Rakhine State of Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh, according to joint statement.
“Canada and India call for the voluntary, safe and sustainable return of the people displaced, while stressing the importance of ensuring law and order and respect for human dignity in this process,” it reads.
They called for restoration of humanitarian access for relevant UN and other international organisations to facilitate the return process.
The joint statement said Modi and Trudeau also expressed “strong concern” over recent developments in Maldives and their implications for a free society and called for early revocation of the State of Emergency in that country to allow all democratic institutions to function independently..