Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has expressed dissatisfaction over Rohingya repatriation issue and urged the international community to keep in touch with Myanmar to reach a solution to the crisis.
“Myanmar has not taken back any of the Rohingyas till date despite giving the commitment to ensure conducive environment in its Northern Rakhine State,” Momen said today while addressing a preparatory ministerial meeting of the 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Baku the capital of Azerbaijan.
“We urge the international community, particularly the ASEAN neighbours to keep in touch with Myanmar to reach a solution to this crisis,” he said expressing hope to solve the issue through dialogue and discussions.
Underscoring the need to hold the perpetrators accountable, Momen said, “If we do not want to see a recurrence of the Rohingya crisis we should hold the perpetrators accountable.”
At the ministerial meeting, the foreign minister said, “Recognising the importance of NAM, our Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman decided to join the Movement in 1973 in its Algiers’ Summit.” Bangladesh has also been a strong believer in the goals of the movement.”
Foreign ministers and their representatives of the NAM member states have joined the two-day long ministerial meeting. This is the final preparatory meeting to make the 18th NAM summit successful.
In his remarks, Momen highlighted how Bangladesh’s policy closely aligns with the NAM principles.
Besides, he emphasized the importance of Bandung Principles to establish a prosperous world.
He also focused on the significance of South-South Cooperation for achieving SDGs.
Mentioning Bangladesh’s development trajectory, a miracle, Momen highlighted Bangladesh’s economic development under the dynamic leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
He also mentioned the leading role of Bangladesh in peacekeeping and peacebuilding to establish a sustainable world of peace and stability.
The preparatory ministerial meeting will end tomorrow and the 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) will be held on 25-26 October 2019.