Trying best to find solution to Rohingya crisis: UN chief | 2019-07-19

Trying best to find solution to Rohingya crisis: UN chief

Staff Correspondent

19 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Trying best to find solution to Rohingya crisis: UN chief

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen meets Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) Antonio Guterres at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday. — sun photo

The United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed deep concern over Rohingya issue and said he has been putting in his best efforts to find a sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis.

The UN chief made the remark while Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen held a bilateral meeting with him at UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, said the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations on Thursday.   

The UN chief thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, including the people of Bangladesh, for their generosity in hosting a large number of Rohingya population on humanitarian grounds.

At the bilateral meeting, the UN chief and the Foreign Minister discussed a number of specific issues to expedite the efforts of the international community.

Foreign Minister also invited the UN chief to attend the programmes to be arranged by Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations.

Momen invited Guterres to attend the celebration programmes of 100th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh independence to be held at the UN headquarters by the Bangladesh Permanent Mission.

The foreign minister also held a meeting with New York State Senator Luis Sepulveda at Bangladesh permanent mission at the UN.

During the meeting, Luis expressed his keen interest to arrange a Bangladesh visit for a delegation of US senators.

Momen welcomed the US senators to visit Bangladesh and sought their support in creating more international pressure on Myanmar to resolve the Rohingya crisis.

Later, the foreign minister attended a view exchange meeting with officials of Bangladesh permanent mission in the UN and also joined different programmes arranged by Bangladesh expatriate community in New York.


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