“Increased education, employment opportunities for Rohingyas not possible in Cox’s Bazar”

PM tells UN rights chief
UN rights chief and PM
Photo: PID

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (August 17, 2022) reiterated her call to Myanmar to take back more than one million Rohingyas from their temporary shelter in Bangladesh.

"The Rohingyas are citizens of Myanmar and they have to be taken back," the prime minister told the visiting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet who called on her at her official residence Gono Bhaban.

PM's press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed the media after the meeting. Bachelet, former president of Chile, proposed to increase opportunities for education and work for the Rohingya nationals sheltered in Bangladesh.

In reply, the prime minister said such initiatives will not be possible in Coxs' Bazar, according to the press secretary.

She, however, informed the visiting UN High Commissioner that such steps can be taken at Bhashanchar where more than 20,000 Rohingyas have been shifted already to provide them with better basic facilities.

They both discussed various issues including the Russia-Ukraine war, Rohingya crisis, climate change and women empowerment, said the press secretary.