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PM: Myanmar only talks, doesn’t act

  • Published at 07:52 pm July 15th, 2018
  • Last updated at 07:56 pm July 15th, 2018
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, third from left, poses for a photo op with Kerry Kennedy, president of advocacy organisation Robert F Kennedy Human Rights, second from right, at the former's office in Dhaka on Sunday; July 15, 2018 PID

She made the remarks when Kerry Kennedy, president of advocacy organisation Robert F Kennedy Human Rights, met her at her office in Dhaka.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said Myanmar agrees on all issues during dialogues over the return of displaced Rohingyas, but eventually, it does not act on those.

She made the remarks when Kerry Kennedy, president of advocacy organisation Robert F Kennedy Human Rights, met her at her office in Dhaka.

"We're having dialogue with Myanmar. We always want a peaceful solution to any problem. We had a number of foreign minister-level and officers-level talks with Myanmar. Unfortunately, they do agree on all things, but eventually they don't act," Prime minister's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim quoted the PM as saying while briefing reporters after the meeting.

Locals in Cox’s Bazar have been suffering and they cannot even cultivate their lands as the displaced Myanmar nationals kept their lands occupied, she said.

Still, Hasina said local people voluntarily came forward to help the displaced Rohingya people as they fled persecution in Rakhine.

Bangladesh is now preparing a place in Bhashanchar for the relocation of the Rohingyas from Cox's Bazar, she said.

Kerry Kennedy said she came to Bangladesh to see the plight of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas.

Noting that they also visited Rakhine, Kerry said infrastructures, including houses, have not been built yet in Rakhine for the return of the Rohingyas.

She said the safety and security of Rohingyas are very important in case of their return to Myanmar. The international community will have to work for ensuring their protection and safety, she said.

Kerry highly appreciated the social safety net and women empowerment of Bangladesh, calling these initiatives extraordinary.

Noted autism activist Saima Wazed Hossain, Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman and PMO Secretary Sajjadul Hassan were present.