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Dr Momen calls Brunei Darussalam to propel demand of Rohingya repatriation

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 4th August, 2022 11:15:19 PM
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A courtesy meeting held between Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen, MP and the Minister of Foreign Affairs II of Brunei Darussalam Dato Seri Setia Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yusof in Phnom Penh on Thursday.

Dr Momen is currently on a three-day visit to Cambodia to attend the 29th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) ministerial meeting.

They discussed the issues of mutual interest, reasserting their commitment for further strengthening the excellent relations between the two friendly countries in the days ahead.

Dr Momen shared the concerns of Bangladesh on the issue of Forcibly Displaced Myanmar nationals and urges a more coordinated and proactive support of ASEAN countries for persuading Myanmar for creating a congenial situation for an early, safe and dignified repatriation of more than 1.1 million Myanmar nationals from Bangladesh.

He also sought the support of Brunei Darussalam in expediting Bangladesh’s bid to be a Sectoral Dialogue Partner (SDP) of ASEAN.

The two countries agreed to accelerate cooperation in the fields of trade, investment, agriculture, aquaculture & Fisheries, energy, health and pharmaceuticals, connectivity, ICT, tourism, halal trade, human resources development, youth & cultural exchanges etc.

While discussing the need for having high-level visits for further cementing the bilateral relations, Dato Yusof expressed their keenness on having the visit of His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei to Bangladesh which got postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Dr Momen cordially welcomed the proposal and both the Ministers agreed on taking all necessary preparations in this regard.