Bangladesh government’s measures in tackling the ongoing Rohingya crisis have brightened the country’s image around the world, says State Minister for Finance and Planning MA Mannan.
He said this on Sunday at a press conference at the Finance Ministry auditorium at the Secretariat in Dhaka while briefing reporters on Bangladesh’s participation in the South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Brazil and the Global South-South Development Expo 2017 in Turkey. Both events took place in November.
Mannan led the Bangladesh delegation at both events.
South-South Cooperation is a broad framework for collaboration among developing countries based on the concept of solidarity that breaks the traditional dichotomy between donors and recipients.
The state minister told reporters the countries that participated in two South-South Cooperation events last month appreciated Bangladesh’s efforts in helping and sheltering the Rohingya refugees.
The latest exodus from Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh of about 625,000 Rohingyas had followed a Myanmar military crackdown in response to Rohingya militant attacks on an army base and police posts on August 25.
Refugees have said scores of Rohingya villages were burnt to the ground, people were killed and women were raped. The military, however, have denied accusations of ethnic cleansing by the US and the UN.