Dhaka, Aug. 24 -- Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said the government has no diplomatic failure over sending Rohingyas back to their homeland in Myanmar.

"Rohingyas have been given shelter (in Bangladesh) on humanitarian grounds. There's no diplomatic failure here to send them back. Rather, some strategic matters are there. It needs to come back one step after moving two steps forward in many cases. It can't be called diplomatic failure," he said.

Quader, also Awami League general secretary, made the remark while addressing a discussion at the auditorium of the Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh in the city.

BRTC Sramik Karmachari League arranged the event marking the National Mourning Day.