Put more pressure on Myanmar
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday reiterated her call to the international community, including the UN, to put more pressure on Myanmar to take back its nationals from Bangladesh and to rehabilitate them in their homeland peacefully.
She made the call when UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called her over the phone last night.
The PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told reporters that the UN secretary-general made the call around 9:30pm and talked to Hasina on the Rohingya crisis for about 20 minutes.
During the call, the prime minister also sought the UN secretary-general's support for the implementation of the five-point proposal she placed in the 72nd UN General Assembly Session last month.
According to a press released issued last night, Guterres during the call wholeheartedly supported the steps Bangladesh had taken for the Rohingyas.
The press secretary said Hasina thanked the UN secretary-general for the call and sought his support and continued engagement with the issue until a durable solution to the crisis could be found out.
She said Bangladesh had already engaged with Myanmar bilaterally to find a workable arrangement for the return of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas.