Bangladesh has urged the visiting European Parliament delegation to encourage its member states to put pressure on Myanmar to ensure the peaceful and sustainable return of the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals from Bangladesh to their homes in Rakhine state, Myanmar.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam made the request when Chair of the South Asia Delegation of the EU Parliamentary Standing Committee for Foreign Affairs Jean Lambert met him at the State Guest House Padma on Wednesday.
During the meeting, the state minister expressed deep gratitude to the European Union and its parliament and the people of European Union member states for raising a strong voice against the oppression on the Rohingya people by Myanmar military and for adopting a resolution in the European Parliament.
He also thanked the EU for assistance in managing the Rohingya crisis.
The eleven-member European Parliament delegation praised Bangladesh for receiving this large number of refugees.
They assured that the EU and its parliament will continue to extend full support to Bangladesh to solve the crisis.
Besides, MEPs assured that the EU will remain beside Bangladesh during the transition from Least Developed Country (LDC) to middle-income country status in the coming years.
They also discussed bilateral cooperation, trade and investment and socioeconomic development in Bangladesh, said the Foreign Ministry.