Bangladesh wants stronger global steps to resolve Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh wants stronger global steps to resolve Rohingya crisis

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Dhaka, Sep 18 : Bangladesh would seek expeditious global efforts to repatriate Rohingyas to their place of origin in Rakhine state, as the Rohingya issue would come up for discussions during the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.

Bangladesh participation in the UNGA is extremely essential to put international pressure on Myanmar to expedite the repatriation process, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen told a media briefing at the Bangladesh Foreign ministry on Wednesday.

About the country's premier Sheikh Hasina's participation in the UNGA and high-level meetings on various issues, he said the three-point proposals made by Ms Hasina at the 72nd and 73rd UNGAs, are still relevant to find a solution to the Rohingya crisis.
She 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 Minister also hinted at holding a meeting with China and Myanmar on the repatriation of Rohingyas on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. The meeting might take place on September 24 or 25, officials said.

Mr Momen said China is supporting Bangladesh's proposals over Rohingya repatriation process and their efforts are visible now. ''We're hopeful of a peaceful solution,'' he added.(UNI)