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JS speaker seeks global support for Rohingya repatriation

  • Published at 09:25 pm June 2nd, 2018
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Bangladesh is continuing discussions with Myanmar in order to repatriate the Rohingyas, the speaker said, expressing the hope that Myanmar will complete the safe and peaceful repatriation process showing respect to the deal signed between the two countries

Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has sought the support of the international community for the voluntary, safe, peaceful, and sustainable repatriation of the Rohingyas to their homeland Myanmar.

She asked for the support while addressing an international conference called “Rohingya situation in Myanmar and Bangladesh” as the main speaker at the National Assembly in the French capital of Paris, according an official press release issued Saturday.

France-Bangladesh Friendship Group organized the conference on Friday with France-Gambia Friendship Group President Jean Francois Mbaye in the chair, the release said.

“Bangladesh has set a unique example of humanity by sheltering the Rohingyas, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opening a door of life and opportunity for the unfortunate group,” Shirin Sharmin said.

Now Bangladesh wants to repatriate the Rohingyas with the help of the international community and by holding bilateral discussions, she added.

Bangladesh is continuing discussions with Myanmar in order to repatriate the Rohingyas, the speaker said, expressing the hope that Myanmar will complete the safe and peaceful repatriation process showing respect to the deal signed between the two countries.

She thanked France-Bangladesh Friendship Group (FBFG) for organizing the conference on the Rohingyas.

Noted international researchers, lawyers, critics, and parliament members attended the conference.

FBFG President Daniel Obono, renowned human rights researchers and activists Dr Maung Zarni, Rajiya Sultana, and Tun Khin; lawyers on Rohingya affairs Nurul Islam and Nay San Lwin; Professor C Abrar, and Professor Yousuf Balsi addressed the conference among others.