Dhaka seeks Washington’s support to resolve Rohingya crisis


PV Desk : Bangladesh has sought continued US support to resolve Rohingya crisis as more Rohingyas fleeing violence to seek safety in Bangladesh.
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali raised the issue during his meeting with visiting acting assistant secretary of US Department of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells on Tuesday.
While discussing the situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, the acting assistant secretary said the current situation in Myanmar is ‘quite concerning’.
The Foreign Minister described the evolving situation there, including the recent initiatives taken by the government of Bangladesh in this regard.
He also underlined Bangladesh’s full support to the report of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State led by Kofi Annan and hoped that Myanmar government would do the needful keeping in view the recommendations made in that report.
The US official commended Bangladesh’s ‘tremendous’ role in counterterrorism initiatives saying her country will continue to cooperate in this area.
Terming the bilateral relationship between the two countries as ‘extraordinary’, she said the United States attaches great value to its ties with Bangladesh.
Alice Wells, also acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, held an hour-long meeting with Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali at state guesthouse Padma in the morning and discussed various issues of cooperation between the two countries.