Put more pressure on Myanmar to take back its nationals: PM

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PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today renewed her call to the international community, including the United Nations, to put more pressure on Myanmar to take back its nationals from Bangladesh.

“The international community should continue to mount pressure on Myanmar so that they take back their forcibly displaced nationals from Bangladesh,” she said when UN Under Secretary Fekitamoeloa Katoa Utoikamanu paid a courtesy call on her at her office in Dhaka this morning.

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

The premier said Bangladesh has given shelter to the Rohingya people on the humanitarian grounds. “But it won’t be possible for us to keep them here for a long time,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh experienced severe flood this year. “And on top of it, Rohingya crisis has become an additional burden for the country,” she said.

The premier said the people of Cox’s Bazar district are in trouble with the exodus of tens of thousands of Rohingya people who fled to Bangladesh following the atrocities on them.

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