UN will continue its support to Bangladesh on Rohingya issue: Mia Seppo

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Published on November 30, 2021
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UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh Mia Seppo on Tuesday said the United Nations (UN) will continue its support to Bangladesh on the Rohingya issue.

She made the remark while making a farewell call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganabhaban.

Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.

Hasina told Mia Seppo that Bangladesh has given shelter to the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals on humanitarian grounds. “They should return to their country.”

The prime minister mentioned that if these Rohingyas -- more than one million – continue to live here, it will create various social problems in Bangladesh.

She also said the NGOs which are working in Bangladesh can also work for the Rohingyas in their homeland.

They also discussed the issues relating to Covid-19, climate change and women empowerment.

Sheikh Hasina said the government has ensured women participation in every sphere of government jobs and even in sociopolitical areas.

Mia Seppo expressed satisfaction over her stay in Bangladesh saying that she had a very good collaboration with the government.

Ambassador at Large Md Ziauddin and Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus were present at the meeting.

Referring to a recent resolution taken by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on Rohingya issue, the prime minister said Asean has sent a good message to Myanmar with the resolution.