Health Minister Mohammed Nasim has said Rohingyas will return to their homeland as soon as the international community and the UN pressure Myanmar into repatriating them.
He made the statement at a grants distribution program in Cox’s Bazar on Monday.
“Bangladesh government has an extremely tolerant approach towards Rohingyas and we are also working to implement the Rohingya Repatriation deal,” he said.
“I salute the locals of Cox’s Bazar for their unimaginable support towards Rohingyas. Not a single Rohingya man or woman died without treatment in our land,” he added.
At least 655,000 Rohingyas have fled their home in Myanmar since August 25.
He praised the journalists and said it was only possible for their work.
The minister handed over cheques to seven sick journalists in Cox’s Bazar on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and declared to add another Tk1 lakh for them from his personal fund.
While talking about the next parliamentary election, the health minister said: “The next election will be held according to the constitution.”
He invited the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to participate in the election.