Rohingya Crisis

Use all tools against Myanmar: Canada

8 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Canada on Saturday said they are using all tools at their disposal, including sanctions, against Myanmar leaders and companies as well as diplomatic efforts to help find a solution to Rohingya crisis, reports UNB.

 “We fully agree that the causes and solutions to the crisis lie in Myanmar, and this is why we’re using all tools at our disposal to help,” said Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Benoit Prefontaine.  The High Commissioner was addressing a symposium titled “Bangladesh-Canada Relations: Prognosis for Partnership” at a city hotel.

Foreign Secretary (Senior Secretary) Md Shahidul Haque who spoke at the event as the chief guest termed Bangladesh-Canada relations a trouble-free one which is growing on all fronts. 

High Commissioner Prefontaine said Canada has a long history of helping and welcoming refugees and their citizens deeply care about what the Rohingya and Cox’s Bazar host communities are going through. 

He said Canada recognises the immense generosity that the people and government of Bangladesh have demonstrated in welcoming Rohingya refugees and in keeping their borders open to those seeking refuge.

 The High Commissioner said Canada was one of the first countries to respond to the crisis, and continues to be a top humanitarian donor.