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Dhaka seeks WHO’s pro-active role over Rohingya issue

  • Published at 10:19 pm August 19th, 2018
Rohingya camp
File Photo of a Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali expressed the hopes at a meeting with WHO Representative in Bangladesh Dr Bardan Jung Rana at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday 

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Sunday hoped that the World Health Organization (WHO) will continue playing a pro-active role in the promotion of the health and welfare of Rohingyas, as well as substantive role in their safe, voluntary, dignified and sustainable repatriation to Myanmar.

He expressed the hopes at a meeting with WHO Representative in Bangladesh Dr Bardan Jung Rana at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ali also appreciated the WHO for providing support in rendering life-saving health services and capacity building of existing health care structure in Cox's Bazar for the Rohingyas

Meanwhile, Dr Rana lauded the commendable progress made by Bangladesh in the health sector in the recent years.

The foreign minister welcomed the WHO representative to Bangladesh, and wished him success in his responsibilities. He assured Dr Rana of all out support from the government.

During their meeting, Ali conveyed his appreciation of WHO for developing the Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) for Bangladesh with a view to strengthening the health system and improving health services for the common people. 

The new WHO Representative is a Nepalese national, who has a long distinguished career of over a decade with WHO. He had previously served in India, Indonesia and Pakistan in various capacities.