Hasina wants quick repatriation of Rohingyas
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday stressed the need for quick repatriation of Rohingya people from Bangladesh to their home country.
The PM said this when newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Bangladesh Mia Seppo met her at her parliament office in the evening.
After the meeting, PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters.
Hasina said the process could be expedited once the repatriation of the Rohingyas starts.
She renewed her call to the international community, including the UN, to keep up the pressure on the government of Myanmar so that they take back their all the nationals to their homeland.
She also put emphasis on both bilateral and multi-lateral efforts to resolve the Rohingya crisis.
She extend her gratitude to the UN agencies and assemblies like the UNGA, UN Security Council, UN Human Rights Council for supporting Bangladesh and address the issue.
Hasina also thanked the development partners and other international communities for their emergency services to the Rohingya people who fled to Bangladesh.
About the impact of such huge Rohingya influx on Bangladesh, the PM said local people in Cox's Bazar are suffering as they cannot cultivate their land. More importantly, she added, the environment is being affected due to the stay of the refugees.