Rohingya Issue

Bangladesh happy with role of int’l community: FM

Staff Correspondent

15 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Monday said China and Russia are more positive than ever before over finding solutions to the Rohingya crisis.

The foreign minister made the remarks while talking to reporters at his ministry office in the capital.

He said Bangladesh is not happy with the roles of the international community over resolving the Rohingya crisis.

Dr Momen asked international community to be more responsible to find sustainable solutions to the longstanding crisis. “I expect more involvement from global community in this regard,” he added.

Citing that resolving the crisis is a complex and difficult task, the foreign minister said, “I have asked for a study about living of Rohingyas in Bangladesh.”

Through this study, Bangladesh will try to find out socio-economic and security impacts of Rohingyas on the country, he said.

Dr Momen said if the Rohingya crises linger, the interests of all including China and India will be impaired.

“As a foreign minister, I would like to emphasise on economic diplomacy for the greater interest of the country,” he added.

That’s why Bangladesh has to establish and enhance trade ties with its global friends and partners in the coming days, he said.

The foreign minister called upon all to extend support the government to perform his duty to make Bangladesh a developed country by 2041.

In reply to a query, Dr Momen said he would like to embark on his foreign visit with India, though many countries have already congratulated him on his appointment as the foreign minister.

“Our government will also work to fetch more foreign investment,” he added.