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06:18 PM, August 29, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:29 PM, August 29, 2019

Mount pressure on Myanmar

Foreign minister tells diplomats over Rohingya repatriation

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today held Myanmar responsible as efforts to begin repatriation of Rohingyas went in vain amid their distrust in the Myanmar government.

“It’s Myanmar’s failure as it has failed to ensure overall security for the Rohingyas in Rakhine State,” Abdul Momen came up with the allegation while briefing the diplomats and representatives of the UN agencies at State guesthouse Padma in Dhaka this afternoon.

Claiming that Myanmar government has created the Rohingya crisis, Momen said Myanmar will have to put an end to the crisis with its own efforts.

The foreign minister also called upon the global leaders to play a stronger role in mounting pressure on Myanmar so that it is forced to repatriate its people.

“The entire world is supporting Bangladesh and they are beside us to resolve the Rohingya crisis,” he said.

The foreign minister briefed the diplomats stationed in Dhaka about the latest situation on the Rohingya issue, as two consecutive efforts to begin the repatriation of the displaced people failed amid their unwillingness and distrust in the Myanmar government.

The diplomats also assured Bangladesh to work together to ensure immediate repatriation of the displaced Rohingya people.   

UN Resident Coordinator in Dhaka Mia Seppo on Tuesday said Bangladesh has “certainly done its part” when it comes to the Rohingya crisis and now it is up to the world to make sure Bangladesh does not shoulder this burden alone.

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