Dhaka seeks WHO’s pro-active role over Rohingya issue

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 01:08, Aug 20,2018

 
 

People walk in a field in front of Bangladesh's Balukhali Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar. — AFP file photo

Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali on Sunday hoped that the World Health Organisation will continue to play a pro-active role in promoting the health and welfare of Rohingyas as well as substantive role in their safe, voluntary, dignified and sustainable repatriation to Myanmar.
He also appreciated the WHO for providing support in rendering life-saving health services and capacity building of existing health care structure in Cox’s Bazar for the
Rohingyas.
WHO Representative in Bangladesh Bardan Jung Rana presented his credentials to foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali at the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs.
Rana highly appreciated the exemplary progress made by Bangladesh in the health sector in the recent years.
Accepting the credentials of WHO Representative, Minister Ali welcomed him to Bangladesh and wished him success in his responsibilities. The minister assured him of all out support from the government.
During the meeting with the WHO representative, foreign minister conveyed his appreciation of WHO for developing
the Country Cooperation Strategy for Bangladesh with a view to strengthening the health system and improving health services for the people in Bangladesh.
The new WHO Representative is a Nepalese national, who has a long distinguished career of over a decade with WHO and previously served in the India, Indonesia and
Pakistan in various capacities, said the foreign ministry here.

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