Dhaka: 2:11 PM, Mon, 27 May, 2019

‘Multilateral diplomatic activities for Rohingya repatriation’

A K Azad : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-02-19 7:01:35 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-02-20 9:57:07 AM

Secretariat Correspondent: State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam has said that Bangladesh government is moving forward with multilateral diplomatic activities to repatriate Rohingyas to Maynmar safely.

He said, “We’ve worked out some new strategies after reviewing things and you’ll soon see implementation of those strategies. The government is in discussion with other countries on Rohingya issue to find a lasting solution to it.”

The Minister to Tuesday said this while talking to reporters after his meeting with British Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Women and Equalities Penny Mordaunt.

The meeting, held at the state guesthouse Padma in the afternoon, also discussed issues of mutual interest apart from Rohingya one and UK’s support to resolve the crisis.

The UK is one of the largest donors to the Rohingya crisis, providing £129 million in funding to Bangladesh since the crisis began.

The British Minister, who visited Rohingya camps on Monday, laid emphasis on voluntary repatriation of Rohingyas to their place of origin in Myanmar making sure that they are protected after return.

UK aid also supports all communities in Rakhine State and the UK has led the way in terms of both the speed and scale of its humanitarian response.

risingbd/Dhaka/February 19, 2019/Hassan/AKA