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EU must keep Myanmar under pressure: B'desh President

Dhaka, Oct 18 (IANS) President Abdul Hamid has said the European Union should continue to exert pressure on Myanmar so that it takes back the Rohingya refugees who have escaped to Bangladesh.

Hamid praised the European Union (EU) for its support during the crisis when Rensje Teerink, its new ambassador, submitted her credentials at Bangabhaban on Tuesday, his Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin told

Teerink, a Dutch national, also praised Bangladesh for its humanitarian attitude towards the refugees and the measures taken to accommodate them the different camps.

Over half a million Rohingya refugees have fled atrocities in Rakhine State since the army crackdown began on August 25.

The new arrivals take the number of Rohingya refugees living in Bangladeshi camps close to a million.

Around 400,000 of the stateless Muslim minorities who fled past violence in Myanmar were already in Bangladesh.

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