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PM: Mount more pressure on Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation

  • Published at 10:36 pm February 25th, 2020
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chairs  a cabinet meeting
File photo of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina PID

The prime minister also particularly requested Germany to play role further in repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the international community, including Germany, for mounting more pressure on the Myanmar government to take back its Rohingya nationals from Bangladesh.

“Rohingyas are a huge burden for us and they are creating social problems. Myanmar should take back its nationals from Bangladesh immediately,” she said.

The prime minister also particularly requested Germany to play role further in repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas, reports BSS.

The prime minister made the remarks when visiting German Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development Dr Gerd Muller paid a courtesy call on her at her official Ganabhaban residence in Dhaka on Tuesday evening.

After the meeting, Prime Minister’s Deputy Press Secretary Hasan Zahid Tusher briefed reporters.

The prime minister said the exodus of over 1.1 million Rohingyas has created a big problem for the people of Cox’s Bazar as they outnumbered the local people.

 “Many are taking scopes to involve them (Rohingyas) in terrorism and human trafficking,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina said that apart from bilateral discussion, Bangladesh has signed an agreement with Myanmar so that they take back their nationals from Bangladesh voluntarily.

“Even after that, Myanmar is not taking back the Rohingyas and they are not following the deal,” she said.