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Help resolve Rohingya crisis

BGB chief urges int’l community

    20 October, 2017 12:00 AM printer

Help resolve Rohingya crisis

Maj Gen Abul Hossain, director general of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), speaks at the 1st international symposium titled ‘Land and Maritime Border Security and Safety: Challenges and Solutions’ at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. Saudi Border Guard organised the five-day event. - sun photo

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Director General Major General Abul Hossain sought effective role of international community to resolve Rohingya crisis, reports BSS.


“Persecution on Rohingya created a humanitarian catastrophe. Myanmar’s inhumane treatment on Rohingya people forced them to enter Bangladesh fleeing their homes in Rakhine state,” he said.


The BGB chief was presenting a keynote paper on “National, Regional and International Cooperation and its Effectiveness to Enhance Border Security and Safety-Past, Present and Future” on the fourth day on Wednesday at a five-day international symposium in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, said a press release here.


Abul Hossain said Bangladesh gave shelter to the persecuted Rohingyas in the humanitarian ground.


“Giving shelter to the Rohingya, our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has set a unique example of generosity and humanity . . . that is why, different international media called her as mother of humanity” he said.


He said, “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina firmly said Myanmar must bring back their nationals.” Saudi Border Guards organized the “1st International Symposium on Land and Maritime Border Security and Safety: Challenges and Solutions” between October 15 and 19. Some 45 experts on land and maritime border security from 17 countries joined the five-day symposium.