Dhaka seeks UK support for Rohingya repatriation
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam today urged the British government to keep pressure on Myanmar to ensure peaceful and sustainable return of forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals from Bangladesh to their home.
He made the call when a UK delegation led by Ms. Lucy Maria Powel, MP from the UK Labour Party and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Greater Manchester met him this afternoon at the State Guest House, Padma.
During the meeting, Alam expressed gratitude to the British government, different political parties and people for raising strong voice against the oppression on Rohingya people by Myanmar military and for pursuing the matter with the UN Security Council.
He requested the UK delegation to encourage its government to take further initiatives and keep pressure on Myanmar government to stop violence against Rohingya people and sought UK's support for the 3rd Committee resolution on Myanmar in UN Security Council on November 13.
The UK delegation praised Bangladesh for receiving the large number of Rohingya people and assured that British government, House of Commons and people will continue to extend all kind of supports to Bangladesh to solve the problem.
Besides this, they discussed the issues of bilateral cooperation, upcoming Commonwealth Summit to be held in London in early 2018, Brexit issue and significant role of Bangladesh's diaspora in the economy of Bangladesh and the UK.