Shirin urges Ankara to help safe repatriation of Rohingyas

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DHAKA, April 02, 2019 (BSS) – Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today urged Turkey to play a strong role for safe and peaceful repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingya people from Bangladesh to Myanmar.

The Speaker made the appeal as Turkey Ambassador in Dhaka Devrim Ozturk met her at Sangsad Bhaban here, said an official press release.

During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations, parliamentary activities, safe and peaceful repatriation of Rohingyas and trade and business issues.

Shirin said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has opened up a new door of humanity by sheltering the forcefully displaced Rohingyas in Bangladesh.

She highlighted the Turkey’s humanitarian support to this end and recalled the visit of Turkey’s first lady to Rohingya camps here.

Recalling the existing bilateral relations between the two countries, the Speaker said it would further be strengthened in the days to come.

Shirin said Bangladesh has made a remarkable progress in various sectors under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

She urged the Turkey entrepreneurs to invest in Bangladesh’s pharmaceuticals, RMG and ICT sectors as an investment-friendly atmosphere is prevailing in the country.

Devrim said that Bangladesh’s pharmaceuticals industry has achieved reputation across the world. A high level delegation of Turkey will visit Bangladesh soon to see the success of Bangladesh’s pharmaceuticals sector, he added.

The Turkey envoy said historically Turkey and Bangladesh have similarities in tradition, culture and trade and commerce. He also hoped that the existing bilateral relations between the two countries would reach to a new height by exchanging views and experience of their parliamentarians.

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