Rohingya crisis: Dhaka hopes to rally support at UNHRC


PV Desk : Bangladesh has intensified its diplomatic efforts to have a special session of the UN Human Rights Council that adopts a resolution on the Rohingya crisis.

However, holding such a session needs the support of at least one-third, or 16 of the 47 member-countries, according to a diplomatic source.
Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque briefed the diplomats from the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, India, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Vatican on Wednesday as part of the government efforts. Senior foreign ministry officials were also present.
The Foreign Secretary also held a meeting with Saudi Ambassador Abdullah HM Al-Mutairi on Rohingya issues, said the source.
The diplomats wanted to know about Bangladesh’s short, mid and long term plan about the Rohingya issue. In reply, Bangladesh side said it is focusing on immediate solution and wants to see that Rohingyas are taken back to their homeland as soon as possible, said the diplomatic source.