PM to place fresh specific proposals for Rohingya repatriation: FM

20 Sep,2018

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will place fresh specific proposals at the United Nations General Assembly seeking a stronger role from the international community so that Myanmar acts promptly and takes Rohingyas back.

‘She (PM) will place some specific proposals in continuation of her previous five-point proposal,’ foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali told a press conference at his ministry on Thursday.

During the 72nd UNGA session, prime minister Sheikh Hasina placed a five-point specific proposal to ensure the sustainable return of all Rohingyas in Bangladesh to Myanmar which was appreciated by the international community.

Countries like the US, the UK, Canada, France, Australia, OIC member states and other countries were also preparing to take up the issue seeking an early solution to the protracted problem, said a diplomatic source.

Bangladesh has urged the Member States of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to support Rohingya issue in their engagements during the forthcoming UN General Assembly.

The state minister made the request when a 16-member delegation of the parliamentary union of the OIC member states visited Bangladesh recently.

The delegation, comprising of MPs from seven member states of the PUIC -- Algeria, Iran, Malaysia, Morocco, Sudan and Turkey -- also visited the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar.

Bangladesh will also highlight the progress made so far, impressive economic growth and issues related to Sustainable Development Goals and climate change in the UNGA.

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