Int’I support sought to end Rohingya crisis

Staff Correspondent

19th May, 2019 10:21:38 printer

Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque has sought global contributions in their own ways on Rohingya issue by not only keeping it alive at the global stage but also making it loud and heard by the international actors for getting it resolved at the earliest.

Foreign Secretary made the call on Saturday while presenting the latest situations of the Rohingya crisis at a session titled ‘Bangladesh-Turkey: Solidarity for Humanity’ at Conrad Bosphorous Hotel of Istambul in Turkey, said a press release.

Bangladesh Consulate in Istanbul organised the programme.

Members of Turkish Parliament, Deputy Governor of Istanbul, Rectors of Public and Private Universities of Turkey, prominent academicians as well as top executives of Istanbul based Think- tanks and NGOs attended the event, the press release added.

Narrating the historical evolution of the Rohingya crisis, Shahidul Haque presented the systematic persecution and atrocities unleashed by Myanmar over the years on this particular community.

In his speech, he also pointed out the challenges being faced by Bangladesh in bringing effective and sustainable solution to the crisis.

Foreign secretary also gave a brief account of assistance and cooperation received by Bangladesh from international community in this regard. He underlined the commitment, readiness, intent and actions of the government in providing every possible support to about 1.2 million forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals currently sheltering in Bangladesh.

Besides, he expressed sincere appreciation to all the international friends and allies including Turkey that stand by Bangladesh at this critical hour.

Addressing the programme, Consul General of Bangladesh in Istanbul Mohammad Monirul Islam highlighted the recent upturns in the bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and Turkey.

Foreign Secretary is now in Turkey to lead Bangladesh delegation in the Foreign Office Consultations with the Turkish side led by its Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Sedat Onal in Ankara today.