Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday urged the United Nations (UN) to assist with the repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.
The prime minister made the request when she received a phone call from UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Prime Minister's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS that the UN secretary general phoned Sheikh Hasina at 9:25pm and spoke to her for nearly 12 minutes.
The prime minister thanked Antonio Guterres for bringing the issue of the Rohingya crisis before the UN Security Council, and informed the UN secretary general that her government has taken initiatives to shift at least 100,000 displaced Rohingya to Bhashan Char Island in the coming monsoon season.
Sheikh Hasina also invited Antonio Guterres to come to Bangladesh and see the Rohingyas who fled Myanmar in person.
The UN secretary general expressed his appreciation for the prime minister’s humanitarian gesture in giving shelter to over a million Rohingyas.