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Dhaka seeks Moscow’s help to end Rohingya crisis

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 18 July, 2021 12:00 AM
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Dhaka seeks Moscow’s help to end Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has requested his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov for active and fruitful cooperation to facilitate the return and reintegration of the Rohingya to their homeland.

He made the request at a meeting with Sergey Lavrov on the margin of the international conference on “Central & South Asia: regional connectivity, challenges and opportunity” held in Tashkent on Friday.

The two foreign ministers agreed to work together on the Rohingya issue. Russia will continue to encourage Myanmar to engage in dialogue with Bangladesh.

Two ministers also expressed happiness at the level of existing mutual cooperation between Bangladesh and Russia. The Russian foreign minister expressed their commitment to complete the two nuclear projects in Bangladesh in 2023 and 2024.

Bangladesh foreign minister also thanked his Russian counterpart for the gracious message sent by President Vladimir Putin during the celebration of the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Momen also gave an overview of the corona vaccines and thanked Russian foreign minister for standing beside Bangladesh in all difficult times, specially their direct support in Bangladesh’s War of Liberation.