Myanmar must take back its nationals, Sushma tells Hasina


PV Desk : Visiting Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said Myanmar must take back its nationals as there should be a permanent solution to the crisis.
Sushma Swaraj said this when she met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban.
PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
“Myanmar must take back their nationals…this is a big burden for Bangladesh. How long will Bangladesh bear it? There should be a permanent solution to this crisis,” Sushma was quoted as saying.
Ihsanul Karim said the Indian Foreign Minister called on the international community to contribute to social and economic development of the Rakhine State of Myanmar.
About terrorist acts in Rakhine, Sushma said terrorists can be punished. “Why innocent people?” she said.
Sushma appreciated the Bangladesh stance and the Prime Minister for showing humanitarian attitude to the forcibly displaced people of Myanmar.
On the recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Myanmar, she said Modi told Aung San Suu Kyi that she has a very bright international image and why should destroy it.
The Indian Foreign Minister said she during her meeting with her Bangladesh counterpart AH Mahmood Ali discussed various issues, including the delay of some projects under the Line of Credit.
She also expressed her satisfaction over the current state of Indian-Bangladesh relation.
Ihsanul Karim said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told the Indian minister that Bangladesh has given shelter to Rohingyas on humanitarian ground and mentioned that Bangladesh has engagement with Myanmar and Bangladesh’s Home Minister will visit Myanmar shortly.