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Momen urges Germany to take meaningful measures over Rohingya solution

  • Published at 06:53 pm February 26th, 2020
File photo: An exhausted Rohingya refugee woman touches the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, September 11, 2017 Reuters

German Minister is scheduled to visit Rohingya camps Wednesday to see the situation on the ground

Foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has urged Germany to consider meaningful measures compelling Myanmar for safe, dignified and sustainable return of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas.

Momen made the statement while visiting German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr Gerd Muller held a meeting with him at Parliament on Tuesday night, reports BSS.

The German minister expressed his country’s firm commitment to a sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis and Myanmar’s full compliance with the recent order of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Muller is scheduled to visit Rohingya camps on Wednesday to see the situation on the ground.

During the meeting, Momen highlighted Bangladesh’s tremendous socio- economic developments, particularly during the last one decade in line with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Vision 2021 and Vision 2041 that envisages the transformation of Bangladesh into Sonar Bangla or Golden Bengal as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The foreign minister informed the German minister about the year-long observation of the 100th birth anniversary Bangabandhu, commencing on 17th March 2020, and reiterated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s invitation to German Chancellor Angela Merkel to join the celebration.

The German Minister and his delegation is schedule to fly India Wednesday afternoon after visiting the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar.

Bangladesh is hosting over 1.1 million forcefully displaced Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar district and most of them arrived there since August 25, 2017 after a military crackdown by Myanmar, which the UN called a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” and “genocide” by other rights groups.