Dhaka urges global leaders to mount pressure on Myanmar 

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 21:14, Jan 24,2019 | Updated: 00:38, Jan 25,2019


Special adviser to World Food Programme Princess Sarah Zeid meets foreign minister AK Abdul Momen at his office on Thursday.-- PID photo

Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Thursday urged the global leaders to create pressure on Myanmar for the repatriation of Rohingyas to their homeland.
Emphasising the need for a peaceful and amicable solution of the Rohingya issue, he particularly urged special adviser to World Food Programme Princess Sarah Zeid to raise her voice to reach out to the world about the atrocities committed against the Rohingya people.
Princess Sarah had a meeting with the foreign minister at the latter’s office and discussed the issue.
She is currently on a six-day visit to Bangladesh, said foreign ministry officials.
As WFP special adviser, she went to Cox’s Bazar to witness the conditions of the Rohingyas sheltered there.
The foreign minister welcomed Princess Sarah Zeid for her maiden visit to Bangladesh.
The foreign minister highlighted the generosity and leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina in hosting over 1.1 million Rohingyas and saving the world from even a bigger catastrophe.
Sarah praised the internationally acclaimed extraordinary leadership of Sheikh Hasina and her government in giving shelter to over a million of Rohingyas.
All should continue to push for accountability and safe and dignified return of the Rohingyas to Myanmar, she stated.
She emphasised the necessity of multi-track diplomacy in this regard.
Appreciating Princess Sarah’s role, the foreign minister also highlighted the tremendous women empowerment which was happening in Bangladesh in all the fields of the society under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina.

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