Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called on the international community to take five steps, including political and economic support, to ensure the safe repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar.
The Prime Minister, who is visiting New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly, presented these proposals at a high-level meeting on the Rohingya crisis at Lotte Palace Hotel on Thursday. The Prime Minister has also urged that the world’s attention should not be diverted from the Rohingya crisis. Khabar bus.
Sheikh Hasina’s proposal includes providing political and economic support to the Rohingyas. Supporting The Gambia in the International Court of Justice to strengthen the enforcement of international law and the fight against human rights abuses in Myanmar, including assisting in the implementation of the International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court and National Court proceedings. Put pressure on Myanmar to end its continued repression of ethnic and religious minorities. Strongly urge Myanmar to fulfill its commitment to adhere to the ASEAN Five Point Consensus and take initiatives to ensure that Myanmar agrees to unfettered humanitarian access.
Sheikh Hasina said, last month we entered the sixth year of the protracted Rohingya crisis. But not one of them was seen going back to their house. Highlighting the position of the Rohingya in Myanmar’s political history, the Prime Minister said that the Rohingya have been living in Arakan, now known as Myanmar’s Rakhine State, since the eighth century.
Sheikh Hasina also highlighted the fact that 1.2 million Rohingyas have taken shelter in Bangladesh and 30,000 newborns are born in refugee camps every year.
He said Bangladesh is grateful to the international community for their strong humanitarian and political support bilaterally and multilaterally. Sustaining the Rohingya in this time of waiting for a better and safer future in their country requires the continued solidarity of the international community.
Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh is making every effort to ensure the safety and well-being of the displaced Rohingya with the help of the international community. They are getting food, shelter, healthcare and other services.
The Prime Minister said that we have developed Bhasanchar by spending 350 million dollars from our own resources for the temporary relocation of around one lakh Rohingyas and around 31 thousand Rohingyas have been voluntarily relocated there so far.
He said, the prolonged stay of Rohingyas in Bangladesh has created a great challenge for our development aspirations. We have to spend 1.22 billion dollars every year for the Rohingyas.
The head of government said the world is now witnessing new conflicts and unfortunately attention is slowly shifting away from the Rohingya crisis – both to find a political solution to it and to meet the needs of the growing humanitarian crisis.
Sheikh Hasina also opined that the United Nations and international partners must take practical steps and projects to create a favorable environment for sustainable repatriation.
Attending Biden’s reception: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina attended the reception hosted by US President Joe Biden. The US President and his wife organized this event at the American Museum of Natural History on Wednesday evening in honor of the heads of state and government gathered in New York to participate in the United Nations General Assembly session. At this time, Prime Minister invited Biden to visit Bangladesh.
Later in the press briefing at Hotel Lotte in New York, Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen told reporters that Biden and his wife warmly welcomed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the event. During this time, they talk about different things. However, the foreign minister did not immediately mention anything about it.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister, who is in New York, participated in several other events. He met several leaders. Eminent people have also paid a courtesy call on him.
The Prime Minister expressed concern over food and energy crises in developing countries as well as financial and trade challenges in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war. The prime minister expressed this concern when he paid a courtesy call on World Economic Forum (WEF) Executive Chairman Professor Klaus Schwab at his hotel on Wednesday.
Sheikh Hasina expressed hope that cooperation between Bangladesh and WEF will increase in the future in terms of dealing with the effects of climate change and expanding trade through these challenges and socio-economic development through information technology. Professor Schwab invited the Prime Minister to attend the WEF conference in Davos next January.
Apart from this, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh held a bilateral meeting with the President of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, at the bilateral booth of the United Nations Headquarters. Bilateral issues related to cooperation between Bangladesh and Slovenia were discussed in the meeting. Later, the Prime Minister held another bilateral meeting with the President of Ecuador, Guillermo Laso, at the bilateral booth of the United Nations Headquarters. Both leaders discussed cooperation between Bangladesh and Ecuador.
On the other hand, UN Under Secretary General Rabab Fatima paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister at the office of the High Representative of the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLS). Rabab Fatima invited the Prime Minister to participate in the LDC-5 Summit to be held in Doha in March 2023.
Mater (Facebook’s governing body) President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg met the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. In the meeting, the Prime Minister mentioned the remarkable success achieved by Bangladesh in the IT sector. Nick Clegg praised Bangladesh’s success in the IT sector. During this time, possible aspects of cooperation between Bangladesh and Meta in the information technology sector were discussed. Appreciating the current government’s success in building a digital Bangladesh, Nick Clegg assured Meta’s full cooperation in the ongoing development of Internet-based businesses for the country’s economic development.
Emphasis on Prevention of Anti-Microbial Resistance: Sheikh Hasina emphasized on sustained political will and action to prevent Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR). He said, ‘AMR is a problem that can turn into a crisis. This could lead to millions of deaths worldwide. We need sustained political will and action to prevent this. Hence, there is no alternative to create mass awareness about AMR.
The prime minister said this at the start of a breakfast meeting on Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) at the Lexington Hotel on Thursday. He said work was underway to raise the issue from this group of world leaders, but it was clear more needed to be done.
Visiting the photo exhibition on Padma Bridge: The Prime Minister visited the photo exhibition on Padma Bridge at the United Nations headquarters on Wednesday. He visited the exhibition organized on the curved wall of Level-1 of the United Nations Headquarters. The Prime Minister’s visit was attended by several foreign guests including UN ECOSOC President Lachezara Stova.
Foreign Minister Abdul Momen, Ambassador-at-Large Mohammad Ziauddin, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, State Minister for Education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and Senior Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office Tofajzel Hossain Mia and others were present on the occasion.