Thursday, 11 August, 2022
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Realise Bangladesh situation, be more active in Rohingya repatriation: PM to int. community

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged international community to play more active role in Rohingya repatriation to their homeland, realising the huge burden of over one million displaced Myanmar nationals on Bangladesh under the fallout of Coronavirus and Russia-Ukraine war.

"Rohingyas are huge burden for us. All the countries are facing difficulties due to Coronavirus and Russia-Ukraine war. So, all should realise Bangladesh's difficulties to tackle another burden of Rohingyas as it has also a population of 16.50 crore," she said.

The premier said this while virtually inaugurating the newly constructed 8-storey building of the Foreign Ministry and conferring "Bangabandhu Medal for Diplomatic Excellence", from her official Ganabhaban residence in the capital.

 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) organised the programme at the Hall Room of its newly constructed building in the city.

The prime minister said Rohingyas can return to their motherland, if the international organisations and countries play a more active role in this regard.

She said Bangladesh has sheltered Rohingyas on humanitarian ground and four years have already passed.

The Rohingyas also have human rights to live in a better place instead of camps and their children can be brought up in a dignified atmosphere at their homeland, she said, adding: "The international community should realise it."