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  30 Nov 2021, 14:18
Update : 30 Nov 2021, 17:45

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

  DHAKA, Nov 30, 2021 (BSS) - United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator here

Mia Seppo said her organisation would provide continuous support to
Bangladesh on Rohingya issue as she paying a farewell call on Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina at her official Ganabhaban residence.

  "We will continue to support Bangladesh on the Rohingya issue," she said.

   During the meeting, Sheikh Hasina said Rohingyas were sheltered in
Bangladesh on humanitarian ground, but they (Rohingya) are now creating
social problem.

   The premier said," The Rohingyas should return to their country."

   PM's press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed the newsmen after the meeting.

   Referring to a resolution adopted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Rohingya issue, the prime minister said, “The ASEAN has sent a good message to Myanmar through adopting the resolution”.

Sheikh Hasina said that the non-government organisation (NGO)'s which are
working in Bangladesh can do their parts for the Rohingyas in their homeland.

   During the meeting, they have also discussed the COVID-19, climate change
and women empowerment.

  About women empowerment, the prime minister said that women participation
was ensured in every government jobs particularly in the armed forces and
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and in the socio-political arena.

   On climate issue, Sheikh Hasina, also President of the ruling Awami League
said that her party and its associate bodies have been conducting a campaign
of planting trees in large number alongside the government to protect
environment.

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

   Ambassador at Large Md Ziauddin and PM's Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad
Kaikaus were present.

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