US President Donald Trump has lauded Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s “personal leadership’ in addressing the Rohingya crisis.
In his message to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Donald Trump lauded her (Hasina's) personal leadership to addressing the plight of the Rohingya who fled to safety in Bangladesh.
"I thank you for all you have done to assist these men, women and children in need," he added.
Bangladesh has given shelter to over 700,000 Rohingyas since August 25 military crackdown in the Rakhine State of Myanmar which was described as ‘ethnic cleansing’ by the UN.
The US President thanked President Abdul Hamid and people of Bangladesh for hosting the Rohingya who fled from violence.
In his message to President Md Abdul Hamid, the US President conveyed his best wishes to Bangladeshis on the Independence Day on March 26.
“I also would like to thank you and the people of Bangladesh for hosting the Rohingya who fled from violence,” he wrote.
“The United States respects and admires your nation’s compassionate response to those in need”.
According to the foreign ministry, the US President also highlighted US-Bangladesh relations and Washington reaffirms the nations’ partnership on democracy, development, counterterrorism, trade and investment.
“Our close partnership helps sustain the security and prosperity of both our countries,” he wrote in both of the letters.