Bangladesh has urged the European Parliament delegation to encourage its member states to put pressure on Myanmar to ensure the peaceful and sustainable return of forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals from Bangladesh to their homes in Rakhine state.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam made the request when Chair of the South Asia Delegation of the EU Parliamentary Standing Committee for Foreign Affairs Jean Lambert met him at the State Guest House Padma on Wednesday.
During the meeting, the State Minister expressed deep gratitude to the European Union and its parliament and the people of European Union member states for raising strong voice against the oppression on Rohingya people by Myanmar military and for adopting Resolution in the European Parliament, reports UNB.
He also thanked the EU for assistance to manage the forcefully displaced Rohingya people who have taken shelter in Bangladesh.
The eleven-member European Parliament delegation praised Bangladesh highly for receiving this large number of Rohingya people.
They assured that the EU and its parliament will continue to extend full support to Bangladesh to solve the problem.
Besides, MEPs assured that the EU will remain beside Bangladesh in its way of transition from LDC to middle-income country status in the coming years.
They also discussed issues of bilateral cooperation, trade and investment and socioeconomic development in Bangladesh, said the Foreign Ministry.