Dhaka, Nov 6: Bangladesh on Wednesday said that the global leadership, especially South Asian partners, needed to do more to ensure quick repatriation of Rohingyas to their place of origin in Myanmar.
It’s the responsibility of global leadership, especially our South Asian partners, to do more to ensure their quick return to Myanmar, said foreign Minister Abdul Momen. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the 15th Meeting of the Governing Council of the South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme at a city hotel.
Bangladesh has given shelter to forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar in its 6,800 acres of forest land in Cox’s Bazar.
It’s in an extremely vulnerable location, their presence is affecting our ecosystem, Momen said adding that it was an issue solely between Myanmar and its own people and they themselves have to resolve it.
He said the voluntary return of Rohingyas to their homes in Rakhine State with safety, security and dignity was the only solution to the crisis. Environment, forest and climate change minister Md Shahab Uddin, Indian minister for the environment, forest and climate change Prakash Javadekar, minister of state for environment, Republic of Maldives Ahmed Mujthaba, deputy minister, Ministry of Environment, forest and climate change Bangladesh Habibun Nahar, director general, SACEP Abas Basir, among others, were also present. (UNI)