ROHINGYA REPATRIATION CRISIS
UK to work with BD for safe return of Rohingyas
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen urged the visiting UK parliamentarians to continue to support Bangladesh in the international forum especially in the United Nations for creating pressure on Myanmar to ensure sustainable return of the Rohingyas.
He urged the 14-member all party parliamentary group on population, development and reproductive health of the British Parliament led by Ann Mette Kjaerby called on him at the Foreign Ministry on Sunday, according to a Foreign Ministry press release.
support from the British parliamentarians for ensuring safe and sustainable return of Rohingya people to their homeland in Myanmar's Northern Rakhine State," it reads.
During the meeting, the Foreign Minister outlined the financial and environmental impact that Bangladesh is currently undergoing for hosting the forcibly displaced Rohingyas.
He also appraised the delegation of Bangladesh development in various socio economic sectors specially in reducing child and maternal mortality as well as population growth rates.
Momen also mentioned the role of Bangladeshi British diaspora in the development of both Bangladesh and their host countries.
The Foreign Minister expressed his hope that cooperation between Bangladesh and the UK in the field of implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Delta Plan-2100 will be continued in the days to come.
The UK MPs assured that London will continue to work with Dhaka for ensuring safe return of Rohingyas to Myanmar, the release said.
They commended Bangladesh's role in hosting 1.1 million Rohingyas with shelter and all kinds of humanitarian assistance, it added.
The delegation members lauded Bangladesh's remarkable achievements in the fields of child and maternal health, poverty reduction, women empowerment, technology and capacity building.
The British parliamentarians are visiting Bangladesh on a study tour on sexual and reproductive health.