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Trudeau lauds Hasina over Rohingya crisis

  • Published at 10:30 pm April 19th, 2018
Trudeau lauds Hasina over Rohingya crisis

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday highly appreciated Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her outstanding leadership in handling the protracted Rohingya crisis.

"Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been showing an outstanding leadership in handling the Rohingya refugees. The Commonwealth leaders must support her," he said at the first Executive Session of the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London.

Trudeau came up with the appreciation when British Prime Minister Theresa May opened the floor for intervention after the presentation of the Commonwealth secretary general's report, said Ihsanul Karim, press secretary to Prime Minister Hasina.

Over 700,000 forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals have fled to Bangladesh following an army crackdown in Rakhine State since late August last year.

With the fresh exodus, the number of Rohingyas taking shelter in Bangladesh has exceeded one million.