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PM to UN: Persuade Myanmar to take back Rohingyas

  • Published at 09:12 pm July 16th, 2018
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, right, meets with the UN secretary general's Special Envoy on Myanmar Christine Schrane Burgener at the formers office on Monday; July 16, 2018 PID

At the meeting, the UN secretary general's Special Envoy put emphasis on the implementation of the Kofi Annan Commission’s recommendations

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the UN secretary general's Special Envoy on Myanmar Christine Schrane Burgener to persuade Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, reports UNB.

The premier made the request when the special envoy paid a courtesy call at her office on Monday, Ihsanul Karim, PM's press secretary, said while briefing reporters after the meeting.

Ihsanul said the prime minister mentioned that Bangladesh had spoken to countries such as India, China, Thailand, and Laos about the Rohingya crisis.

She thanked the international community for its support for the government of Bangladesh with regard to the crisis.

In this regard, Sheikh Hasina mentioned that Myanmar also agreed to the participation of the UNHCR over the repatriation process of the Rohingyas.

At the meeting, the UN secretary general's Special Envoy put emphasis on the implementation of the Kofi Annan Commission’s recommendations for solving the crisis and extending their support for the repatriation of refugees.

Burgener said she has visited Cox's Bazar and was inspired seeing the activities of Bangladesh for the management of the Rohingya refugees.

She mentioned that she spoke with the victims and found that they have yet to recover from the trauma they experienced.

Burgener said she was happy to know the steps taken by the Bangladesh government to provide shelter and education to the Rohingya refugees.

Senior political affairs adviser Shin Umezu, UNHCR regional representative James Lynch, IOM deputy chief of Mission Abdusattor Esoev, and resident coordinator's office humanitarian affairs adviser Lane Krainyk were present during the meeting.