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Envoy: Canada to continue support to people affected by Rohingya crisis

  • Published at 09:44 pm June 27th, 2019
Myanmar-Rohingya issue
File photo: Rohingya refugees gather at a market inside a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, March 7, 2019 Reuters

'Canadian support to the host communities is fully aligned with the priorities of the Government of Bangladesh in alleviating pressures caused by the crisis'

Canadian High Commissioner in Dhaka Benoit Prefontaine said Canada is committed to continue working with domestic, regional and international partners to deliver support to the people affected by the Rohingya crisis.

"Canadian support to the host communities is fully aligned with the priorities of the Government of Bangladesh in alleviating pressures caused by the crisis," he said.

Prefontaine said this while speaking at a program titled "Canada-Bangladesh bilateral relations: Over 47 years of engagement", organized by Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) at BIISS auditorium in the capital on Thursday, reports UNB.

DCAB President Raheed Ejaz was in the chair, while General Secretary Nurul Islam Hasib spoke at the event. 

High-level Canadian officials, including the minister of foreign affairs, minister of international development, special envoy Bob Rae, and parliamentary secretary for development, have observed that Canadian assistance provides critical support to individuals who have been affected by the crisis, the high commissioner said.