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4 foreign ministers visit Rohingya camps

Sun Online Desk     19th November, 2017 09:49:10 printer

4 foreign ministers visit Rohingya camps

Foreign Ministers of Germany, Sweden, Japan and the European Union High Representative visited the makeshift Rohingya camps of Cox's Bazar on Sunday.


Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali accompanied the delegation comprising German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and High Representative of the EU Federica Mogherini during the day-long visit to observe firsthand the plight of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas in Bangladesh.


The high dignitaries and their delegations are expected to arrive in Dhaka by Saturday night separately.


The combined visit of four high-level delegations is the first of its kind since the crisis began in August 2017.


During the visit, the high-level delegations will interact with the Rohingya people at Kutupalong.


They will also witness the humanitarian operations being carried out by the government of Bangladesh, UN Agencies and local and international NGOs.


The high dignitaries are expected to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after returning from Cox's Bazar on the same day.


After the visit, the Foreign Ministers of Bangladesh and Germany are expected to travel together to Myanmar to attend the 13th Foreign Ministers' Meeting of the ASEM in Nay Pyi Daw.