Bangladesh wants peaceful solution to Rohingya crisis: PM


SANGSAD BHABAN, Feb 28, 2018 (BSS) – Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh wants peaceful solution to the Rohingya crisis by maintaining good relations with Myanmar.

“We want a durable and fair solution to the Rohingya problem by maintaining friendly and good relations with Myanmar,” she said in reply to starred question from treasury bench member Md Ayenuddin (Rajshahi-3).

The Leader of the House said the present government has taken multilateral diplomatic initiatives to put international pressure on the Myanmar government.

As a result, she said, different international organisations including the UN have expressed their concern over the Myanmar army’s atrocities on the Rohingyas. They are also continuing pressure on the Myanmar government for repatriation of the Rohingyas, she said.

The Leader of the House said following the army atrocities on the Rohingyas nearly 6 lakh 88 thousand forcibly displaced Rohingya people took shelter in Bnagladesh since August 25 in 2017.

She said due to the influx of a huge number of Rohingyas massive socioeconomic and environmental challenge and security risk for Bnagladesh.

Earlier about 87,000 Rohingyas took shelter in Bangladesh after becoming victims of atrocities following the military operation in Rakhaine state after October 9 in 2016.