FM seeks UN steps to resolve Rohingya crisis
News Desk || risingbd.com
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has sought immediate steps from the UN to resolve the Rohingya crisis.
The Foreign Minister made the call at a high-level virtual discussion organised by Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the UN in New York on Tuesday.
The event entitled “The current situation in Myanmar: implications for Rohingya Minority” was cosponsored by the Permanent Missions of Canada, Saudi Arabia and Turkey and the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect.
The Foreign Minister presented the keynote speech while the President of the General Assembly joined him to share experience from his recent visit to Cox’s Bazaar.
The Permanent Representative of Bangladesh Ambassador Rabab Fatima opened the discussion with her welcome remarks.
Executive Director of GCR2P Dr Simon Adams moderated the panel discussion.
Referring to the newly established accommodation facility for the Rohingya in Bhashan Char, the Foreign Minister said that after thorough assessment the UN and the development partners have expressed satisfaction with the arrangements in Bhashan Char and are now considering to open their operations in Bhashan Char.
The Foreign Minister also recalled the efforts of the international community including the General Assembly and the Human Rights Council in keeping the issue of Rohingya alive; while the efforts of Security Council have always fallen short of concrete actions.
In the afternoon, the Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen met with the President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA) Vulkan Bozkir.
Among other issues, they discussed the Rohingya crisis, climate change and the Covid-19 vaccine.
Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister thanked PGA for convening the upcoming plenary session on Myanmar in the General Assembly.