Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her call to the international community and the United Nations to play a strong role in resolving the Rohingya crisis by repatriating forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals to their homeland.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina held a courtesy meeting with the High Commissioner of the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, Filippo Grandi. The meeting was held in the Hotel Lotte Palace New York meeting room on Tuesday (September 20) morning local time.
At the end of the meeting, the Minister of Foreign Affairs. AK Abdul Momen briefed journalists on the Prime Minister’s activities on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
In the meeting with Grandi, Sheikh Hasina also emphasized on increasing the activities of UNHCR in Myanmar on the Rohingya issue. In response, Grandi said, he will visit Myanmar soon.
The Prime Minister said that the Rohingya crisis can only be solved by repatriating the forcibly displaced Rohingyas to their motherland, Myanmar.
The UNHCR High Commissioner also agreed with him.
In the meeting, they discussed in detail the current activities of UNHCR in assisting the Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar and Bhashanchar in Bangladesh.
Later, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Karim AA Khan QC met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the same place.
They discussed various aspects of cooperation between Bangladesh and ICC.
The Prime Minister assured the ICC Prosecutor that Bangladesh will continue to cooperate with all ongoing efforts at the ICC to ensure justice and accountability for the persecuted Rohingya in Myanmar.
In the meeting, Khan expressed interest in visiting Bangladesh early next year.
Apart from this, UN Habitat Executive Director Maymunah Mohammad Sharif also paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on this day.
In the meeting, they discussed the importance of sustainable urbanization and the steps taken by the Government of Bangladesh considering the areas of future cooperation. Source: Bass