Rohingya Crisis

President seeks Tajik support

15 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

President seeks 
Tajik support

President M Abdul Hamid shakes hands with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon during a meet at the latter’s office in Dushanbe on Thursday. - PID PHOTO

President M Abdul Hamid has sought cooperation from Tajikistan in resolving the Rohingya crisis, reports UNB.

The President made the call during a meeting with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe on Thursday.

President Hamid also urged Tajikistan to import readymade garments, medicines, jute and jute products from Bangladesh, said President’s press secretary Joynal Abedin.

During the meeting, the two sides also laid emphasis on forming a joint working group for utilising the potential sectors of Bangladesh and Tajikistan.

Earlier, President M Abdul Hamid reached Tajikistan’s capital of Dushanbe to attend the 5thSummit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) around 10 pm (local time) on Thursday.

President M Abdul Hamid said, “Bangladesh has adopted a zero-tolerance policy against terrorism and militancy. The two countries will work together for sustainable development and progress.”

Mentioning that Bangladesh and Tajikistan support each other in international and regional fora, Abdul Hamid said, “The bilateral relations between the two countries will be strengthened further.”

During the meeting, Tajikistan President Emomali assured Hamid of extending support to Bangladesh in resolving Rohingya crisis.

He also stressed boosting regional cooperation to fight terrorism.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abul Momen and Tajikistan Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin were present at the meeting.

The President is scheduled to go to Uzbekistan on June 16 and is expected to return home on June 19.