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Bangladesh seeks Indonesia's support over Rohingya crisis

  • Published at 03:48 pm January 17th, 2019
Rohingya Refugees
Rohingyas crossing over to Bangladesh after Rohingya insurgent attacks on Myanmar security forces in August 2017 triggered a sweeping military crackdown Mahmud Hossain Opu /Dhaka Tribune

The foreign ministers of both countries spoke over the phone on Wednesday

Bangladesh has sought the continued support of Indonesia for a rapid solution to the ongoing Rohingya crisis.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen sought the support of the Indonesian government when Retno Marsudi, Indonesia’s foreign minister, called to congratulate him on his appointment as the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, on Wednesday, reports UNB.

The Indonesian foreign minister expressed his conviction that the friendly relations between Bangladesh and Indonesia will be further augmented based on mutual understanding and respect in the years ahead.

Earlier in 2016 and 2017, the then Indonesian Foreign Minister Marsudi visited Bangladesh and discussed the Rohingya issue with the Bangladeshi government. 

Also in 2018, Indonesian President Joko Widodo visited Bangladesh and discussed the Rohingya crisis with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.