Rapid and sustainable repatriation is only solution for Rohingyas: FM

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said rapid and sustainable repatriation was the only solution for the Rohingya.

Momen said this when UN special envoy for Myanmar Noeleen Heyzer paid him a courtesy visit to his office on Wednesday.

Both discussed ways for a successful solution for the displaced Rohingya.

The Foreign Minister informed the envoy that Bangladesh had hosted 1.2 million Rohingyas considering humanity. But their long presence creates various instabilities in the country including the socio-economic situation.

He fears that a delay in the repatriation of the Rohingyas will create disappointment among the Rohingyas and that they will then pose a threat to the security of this region.

In response, Heyzer thanked Bangladesh for hosting the Rohingya.

Read: Dhaka to reach out to world leaders at UN General Assembly on Rohingya issue

She expressed her strong will to work for the repatriation of Rohingyas with the UN, ASEAN and neighboring countries.

Heyzer, however, said the role of the Myanmar government is very important in this matter.

Earlier Tuesday, Heyzer visited the Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar.

She arrived in Dhaka on Monday for a four-day visit.

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