Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang expressed support for Bangladesh in finding an effective and lasting solution to the Rohingya crisis.
The Prime Minister made the statement at a joint press conference following a bilateral meeting with the president of Vietnam at her office on Monday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said: “We discussed the Rohingya issue that threatens the region’s stability and peace. I sought Vietnam’s support for a peaceful settlement to this problem. President Tran Dai Quang expressed his support for an effective and permanent solution in response.
“Vietnam is our close neighbor. The two countries work with the purpose of pursuing peace and development. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and famous leader Ho Chi Minh gave their lives for the freedom of their people. The people of these two countries share the same tradition and values.”
“In the sixties, I participated in the Vietnam War protest rally. President Tran Dai and I have just finished our official talk. During the discussion, we have identified new areas of cooperation,” Sheikh Hasina added.
This article was first published on banglatribune.com