Dhaka seeks US role in resolving Rohingya crisis

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 19:48, Feb 27,2021


Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen urged the new US administration to play a leading role, both bilaterally and multilaterally, in bringing about a durable solution to the Rohingya crisis.

He made the request during his interaction with the US Think Tank ‘Newlines Institute on Strategy and Policy’ on Friday.

FM Momen is currently visiting Washington DC to reach out the new US administration to further enhance the bilateral relations and convey Bangladesh’s willingness to work closely with the Biden’s administration.

Director of the Institute Azeem Ibrahim moderated the event.

During the discussion, Momen reiterated that the only durable solution is the repatriation for the persecuted 1.1 million Rohingyas temporarily sheltered in Bangladesh.

Among others, dignitaries, including former US ambassador to the United Nations, Commissioner from the US Congress on Religious Freedom, and prominent journalists, Members of Congress, State Department officials, UN personnel, and senior leadership of the OIC attended the event, both physically and online.

The event was live-streamed on YouTube.

During the question-answer session with the audience, Momen briefed on how the Bangladesh government is working for the welfare of Rohingyas during the COVID-19 pandemic, as a result of which there was not a single case of death due to COVID-19 situation in Rohingya camps.

Want stories like this in your inbox?

Sign up to exclusive daily email