• Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021
  • Last Update : 12:42 am

Rohingya repatriation: Dhaka for decisive global collective actions

  • Published at 12:48 pm December 17th, 2019
File Photo: Distressed rohngya women and children at a camp in Cox Bazar Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

ASEM chair’s statement also calls for durable solution to Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh has re-emphasized the need for decisive global collective actions to ensure voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable repatriation of the Rohingyas currently sheltered in Cox’s Bazar, to their home in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

Speaking at the 14th Foreign Ministers’ Meeting of Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Madrid on Sunday, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam also flagged the humanitarian position taken by Bangladesh in providing shelter to the Rohingyas, who fled from their own country to escape state persecution.

The ASEM is an intergovernmental process established in 1996 to foster dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe. Presently it comprises 53 partners: 30 European and 21 Asian countries, the European Union (EU), and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Secretariat. 

The state minister insisted that the international community needs to put pressure on Myanmar to ensure accountability and justice for the atrocities committed against the Rohingyas in their country, and for creating a conducive environment in Myanmar for their safe, dignified and sustainable repatriation.

The chair's statement, adopted by the foreign ministers of the ASEM member states, called for a durable solution to the Rohingya crisis. 

The statement also underlined the importance of ensuring accountability in this regard.

Shahriar also called upon the international community to address the issue of climate change on a most immediate basis.

He also explained the challenges Bangladesh faces as a climate vulnerable country, and the initiatives taken by the present government to address this enormous challenge.

He highlighted Bangladesh’s achievement in ensuring gender parity as well. 

On the sidelines of the meeting, Shahriar also held bilateral meetings with the foreign ministers of Ireland, Austria, Poland, Indonesia, and deputy foreign ministers of Russia, Spain and Czech Republic. 

At the bilateral meetings, he discussed issues of common interest and elaborated the steps taken by the government to attract foreign investment and promote international trade in Bangladesh. 

He also invited foreign investors to invest in Bangladesh.

Facebook 57
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail