UN chief lauds Bangladesh for hosting Rohingyas

Diplomatic Correspondent

1 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

UN chief lauds Bangladesh for hosting Rohingyas

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the UN will continue to stand with Bangladesh and mobilise international support to collectively address the Rohingya crisis through sustainable return of the forcible displaced Myanmar nationals.

Guterres recently wrote a letter to Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen where he expressed deep gratitude to Bangladesh for hosting the Rohingya population, 

who fled atrocities and persecution in Myanmar.

The Secretary-General assured that the UN has renewed its advocacy and support in the Rakhine State and would continue to engage with Myanmar towards creating a conducive environment for the sustainable return of the Rohingyas, said the Foreign Ministry on Sunday.

The United Nations will continue to stand with Bangladesh and mobilise international support to collectively address the crisis, the Secretary-General reaffirmed.

Through the office of the Special Envoy and other UN mechanisms, the UN would continue to work towards creating conducive conditions for return including for full implementation of the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State to find a durable solution to the crisis, the Secretary-General continued.

The UN Secretary-General thanked the Government of Bangladesh for supporting the mandate of his office and sought Bangladesh’s continued cooperation with his Special Envoy on Myanmar to mobilise further international assistance towards a durable solution to the Rohingya crisis.

Antonio Guterres has sent the letter in response to Momen’s new year message to him where the Bangladesh Foreign Minister  stressed, among others, a more robust and active role of the UN for the commencement of repatriation and a lasting solution to the crisis.

 


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