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Bangladesh representative raises Rohingya issue at Security Council again

  • Published at 02:47 pm October 19th, 2017
  • Last updated at 04:51 pm October 19th, 2017
Bangladesh representative raises Rohingya issue at Security Council again
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Masud Bin Momen has urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to take firm steps to permanently solve the ongoing humanitarian crises of displaced Rohingya people and Palestinians. He made the remark joining an open debate at UNSC on the current situation in the Middle East, including Palestine, on Wednesday, said a press release. Ambassador Momen said: "We are realising the dreadfulness of the crisis through giving shelter and humanitarian assistance to a vast number of displaced Rohingyas who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar. So, we expressed our deep concern over the humanitarian crisis of Palestine people and illegal occupation in Palestine landscape." "We expect firm steps of UNSC to make bilateral diplomatic efforts between Bangladesh and Myanmar a success to solve the crisis as the country has been tackling Rohingya crisis for last three decades," the Permanent Representative to UN said. He also stressed on the consensus of UNSC for a peaceful, lawful and permanent solution to those longstanding crises. "If it did not do so, those permanent problems will create a serious threat to global and regional peace and security," Momen warned. Mentioning Bangladeshi Prime Minister's stance regarding the Palestine issue, the envoy said Bangladesh government and its people have been extending support to the rightful battle of Palestine people to establish sovereign and sustainable Palestine state through the two-state framework making East Jerusalem their capital city. In his speech, Momen placed Bangladesh's stance before the UNSC to ensure extended and sufficient fund to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency or Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in a bid to provide effective humanitarian assistances to Palestine refugees.