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Germany urged to put pressure on Myanmar on Rohingya issue

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Publish on: 2019-10-19 1:59:21 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-10-19 8:20:42 PM

Bangladesh has urged Germany to put pressure on Myanmar so that they can start taking their nationals back.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen made the call during his meeting with German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas in Berlin on Friday, said a press release of the foreign ministry on Saturday.

Dr Momen told his German counterpart that despite Myanmar agreeing to take the Rohingyas back, not a single Rohingya has gone back to their country.

Momen also sought Germany’s support in ensuring accountability for the atrocities committed against Rohingyas.

During the meeting, the foreign minister referred to the four points proposed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last month.

Apart from the Rohingya issue, the whole gamut of bilateral relations between the Bangladesh and Germany were discussed in the meeting.

Momen called for Germen enterprises to invest in Bangladesh taking advantage of the country’s demographic dividend and lucrative investment promotion packages for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

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