The Prime Minister called for a strong role of the United Nations in the repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar

The Prime Minister called for a strong role of the United Nations in the repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar
The Prime Minister called for a strong role of the United Nations in the repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reiterated her call for the repatriation of forcibly displaced Rohingyas to their homeland Myanmar and for international groups and the United Nations to play a stronger role in resolving the crisis. The prime minister made the call when UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi paid a courtesy call on him here.

Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen briefed journalists on the Prime Minister’s activities at the sideline meeting of the 77th session of UNGA.

In that meeting with Grandi, Sheikh Hasina emphasized on strengthening UNHCR’s activities in Myanmar on the Rohingya issue. In response, Filippo said that 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 on this matter.

The Prime Minister also said that during the meeting, they discussed in detail the current activities of UNHCR in helping the Rohingyas who have taken shelter in Cox’s Bazar and Bhasanchar, 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 the ICC in all its ongoing efforts to ensure justice and accountability for the Rohingya victims in Myanmar.

In this meeting, Khan expressed his interest in visiting Bangladesh early next year.

Besides, Maymuna Mohammad Sharif, Executive Director of United Nations Habitat paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

In a bilateral meeting at the New York Palace Hotel room here in Lotte, they discussed the steps taken by the Bangladesh government considering the importance of sustainable urbanization and future cooperation in various fields.

In this regard, the Prime Minister informed him about the success of the shelter project undertaken by his government for the landless and homeless people of Bangladesh.

Responding to a question regarding the recent firing along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen called the shelling inside Bangladesh an ‘unintentional mistake’. Myanmar authorities have said they are not firing at targets inside Bangladesh.

He said, ‘That particular border area is very crooked. Sometimes boundaries are hard to understand. That is why they are not firing intentionally inside our border, the one and two shells that fell inside our border were accidental.’

Momen added that Bangladesh’s foreign ministry had summoned Myanmar’s ambassador and Myanmar authorities had promised to be vigilant.

In response to another question, the foreign minister said that the US government has not given any specific information regarding the imposition of sanctions on six former and current officers of RAB.

He said the government wanted to know the reason for the ban. They have not given any accurate and precise information till now. So we don’t know about the matter.’

Source: Bass


The article is in Bengali

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