President seeks UN support to end Rohingya crisis


PV Desk : President M Abdul Hamid today urged the United Nations (UN) and other international agencies to continue mounting pressure on the Myanmar government to take back its forcefully displaced people (Rohingyas) from Bangladesh.

“The Rohingya issue is a big problem for Bangladesh as it is one of the most densely populated countries in the world,” President’s press secretary quoted the President as telling outgoing UN resident coordinator and UNDP resident representative to Bangladesh Robert D. Watkins who called on him at Bangabhaban in the afternoon.

Noting that over one million forcefully displaced Rohingyas of Myanmar have taken shelter in Bangladesh being the worst victims of atrocities in their Rakhine state homeland, President Hamid praised the role of international community, including the UN, for raising strong voice on Rohingya issue in different times.