Put pressure on Myanmar to stop Rohingya pushing, PM to US

30 Aug,2017

Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the United States to mount pressure on Myanmar to stop pushing its nationals into Bangladesh.

"We’ve given shelter to a huge number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh on humanitarian grounds and it's a big problem for us. So, I call upon you to exert pressure on Myanmar in this regard," she said when US acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells met her at her office.

PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.

At the meeting, the US assistant secretary wanted to know from the Prime Minister whether there is any political dialogue between Bangladesh and Myanmar on resolving the Rohingya problem.

In reply, Hasina said: "Our foreign office is in contact with the Myanmar authorities."

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