Resolution on Myanmar fails to recommend actions on Rohingya repatriation: Dhaka
Published : Saturday, 19 June, 2021 at 11:08 PM Count : 532
Bangladesh has expressed deep disappointment over the new resolution on Myanmar at the United Nations General Assembly as ‘it has failed to recommend actions on repatriation of the Rohingyas.’
“The resolution that was adopted falls far short of our expectations,” said Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Rabab Fatima after adoption of the resolution on the ‘Situation in Myanmar’ at the 75th session of the UNGA.
In an explanation of vote by Bangladesh, she said the resolution failed to recognize in its operative part, the urgent need for creating conditions for the safe, voluntary and sustainable return of the displaced minorities of Myanmar, particularly the Rohingyas.
The Ambassador said the resolution adopted on Friday on the ‘Situation in Myanmar’ was of utmost significance to Bangladesh.
“We share borders with Myanmar; we host over a million of their people. Therefore, stability in Myanmar is critically important for us in finding a durable solution for the million Rohingya we host, who are victims of atrocity crimes,” she said.
The Ambassador said they acknowledge the efforts of the member states who had been involved in the negotiations.
“We thank those who reached out to us, and consulted us. However, we do not see our fundamental priorities adequately reflected in the resolution, especially in the operative part. Therefore, despite being one of the most affected countries, we decided to abstain from this resolution,” she said.