UK to mount pressure on Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation


PV Desk : The United Kingdom along with other countries would continue to put pressure on Myanmar so that condition is created for early repatriation of the Rohingya people.

Visiting UK Secretary for International Development Penny Mordaunt, MP, said this when she called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official Ganabhaban residence here yesterday.

After the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters.

The UK minister said her country fully endorses Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s five-point proposal that she placed in the last UN General Assembly for solution to the protracted Rohingya crisis.

She highly appreciated Bangladesh’s humanitarian gesture by sheltering tens of thousands of Rohingya people.

The press secretary said the rehabilitation and repatriation of the Rohingya people also came up for discussion.

At the meeting, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh has given shelter to the Rohingya people on the humanitarian grounds.