Dhaka: 12:05 PM, Mon, 13 Jul, 2020

‘Rohingya issue to be discussed during 74th session of UNGA’

News Desk : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-09-18 4:45:06 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-09-19 1:20:50 PM

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said the Rohingya issue will come up for discussions during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The foreign minister told a media briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday afternoon.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam and Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque were also present during the briefing.

The press briefing was arranged to inform about the participation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the 74th session of the UNGA and high-level meetings on various issues.

Momen said Bangladesh will seek expeditious global efforts to repatriate Rohingyas to their place of origin in Rakhine State.

“Bangladesh’s stronger voice and participation in the UNGA is extremely essential to put international pressure on Myanmar to expedite the repatriation process,” he said.

The foreign minister said the five-point and reiterated three-point proposals made by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the 72nd and 73rd UNGAs, are still relevant to find a solution to the Rohingya crisis.

The Prime Minister might place new proposals to find the solution to Rohingya crisis, he said adding that those proposals will come up in a stronger way.

The foreign minister also hinted holding a meeting with China and Myanmar on the repatriation of Rohingyas on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.