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PM seeks Singapore's cooperation for quick Rohingya repatriation

  • Published at 12:16 am October 5th, 2019
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Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi on Friday, October 4, 2109 Focus Bangla

The premier reminded Heng Swee Keat that they put up the Rohingya issue before the world while her country was chair of the Asean

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought cooperation from Singapore for speedy repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas.

"Rohingya is the formidable burden for Bangladesh whereas Singapore has various engagements with Myanmar. Singapore can play a significant role for quick repatriation of Rohingyas," she said when Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat paid a courtesy call on her in New Delhi on Friday. 

After the call on, Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque briefed the media, reports BSS.

The premier reminded Heng Swee Keat that they put up the Rohingya issue before the world while her country was chair of the Asean.

The Singaporean deputy prime minister praised the massive socio-economic development of Bangladesh under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He wanted to know how Bangladesh made possible its unprecedented development and its priority sectors to this end.

In reply, Sheikh Hasina said her government has attached priority on agriculture, education and training.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shariar Alam, and PM's Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman were present on the occasion.

Two Singaporean ministers were also present on the occasion.