Rohingya Crisis

Repatriation is the best solution: EU

Diplomatic Correspondent

3 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

European Union urges the whole international community to play a role in finding a sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis with a focus on safe, dignified and voluntary repatriation to Myanmar.

EU Ambassador to Bangladesh Rensje Teerink said it is crystal clear that the forcibly displaced Rohingya people do not want to stay at camps and they want to go back to their home in Myanmar. Speaking at a talk organised by the Diplomatic Correspondents Association of Bangladesh (DCAB) at the Hotel Lakeshore on Wednesday, she said that repatriation would be the best solution to the Rohingya crisis.

Rensje Teerink said the European Union has been doing its part at the UN Security Council, Human Rights Council and even at the OIC level to put pressure on Myanmar. Besides, the EU also imposed targeted sanctions on some high-ranking military officials of Myanmar.

"But not all are working equally," she said noting that some of the regional countries are not doing enough. “It is not a matter of pointing finger at the EU that it is not doing enough but look at other countries,” she added.

She also spoke about the EU-Bangladesh relations including on trade and migration.