Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus urged French president Emmanuel Macron to play an active role as permanent member of the UN Security Council to bring pressure on the Myanmar government to end the Rohingya crisis.
On Monday, Muhammad Yunus met the French president on the sidelines of UN meetings. They met after the Head of Government Climate Meeting at the United Nation Head Quarter in New York where Professor Yunus was personally invited by President Macron.
Professor Yunus thanked President Macron for supporting Bangladesh in the Rohingya crisis and appealed to him to put full pressure on Myanmar to stop the ethnic cleansing and violence, return Rohingyas back to Myanmar and grant them full citizenship.
Professor Yunus briefed Macron about the terrible circumstances under which 400,000 Rohingya refugees mostly women and children have fled to Bangladesh in the past few weeks.
Macron assured Professor Yunus that he is doing his best and would contunue to seek a solution.
President Macron personally thanked Professor Yunus for successfully supporting the 2024 Paris Olympic Bid.
Earlier Professor Yunus spoke at the Forbes Philanthropy Forum which was also the centenary celebrations of Forbes magazine on the topic of ‘how to remove hurdles from women in participating in economic activities’.