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April 21, 2024, 5:35 pm

PM seeks int’l communities’ help for dignified Rohingya repatriation

  • Update Time : Monday, May 29, 2023
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Online Desk: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday sought firm commitment of the international communities, including the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, to ensure safe and dignified repatriation of the Rohingyas.

‘We need strong commitment from international communities, including the OIC, to ensure safe and dignified repatriation of the Rohingyas,’ she said.

The PM made the remarks when OIC secretary general Hissein Brahim Taha paid a courtesy call on her at the latter’s official Ganabhaban residence in Bangladesh capital Dhaka.

PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.

Sheikh Hasina also sought strong commitment from the OIC member states to help resolve Rohingya issue by sending them to their homeland.

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The prime minister said that Bangladesh had given shelter to Rohingyas on humanitarian ground and called for raising funds for Rohingyas from the OIC member states.

Sheikh Hasina said that there were religious harmony in Bangladesh as the people live here in peace.

While the OIC secretary general said that Rohingya was a priority issue for the OIC, adding, ‘Rohingyas are deprived to their rights’.

The OIC secretary general said that Bangladesh is an important country of the OIC. ‘Bangladesh plays a pivotal role in the OIC,’ he said.

He also recalled the great contribution of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to establish international peace.

The OIC secretary general greeted the PM on the 50th anniversary of getting Joliot-Curie Peace Prize by Sheikh Mujib for his contribution to global peace.

PM’s ambassador-at-large Mohammad Ziauddin, PM’s principal secretary M Tofazzel Hossain Miah and secretary (maritime affairs unit) at the foreign affairs ministry Rear Amiral (retd.) Md Kuhursed Alam were present at the meeting.

OIC assistant secretary general ambassador Askar Mussinov was also present.

OIC secretary general Hissein Brahim Taha arrived in Dhaka on Saturday on a five-day visit.

As the chancellor of the Islamic University of Technology, the OIC secretary general will join the 35th convocation of the IUT on May 30. Source: New Age

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