President seeks Indonesia’s support for safe Rohingya return


PV Desk : President Abdul Hamid on Saturday sought support from Indonesia for safe, dignified, sustainable return of the Rohingyas to Rakhine state in Myanmar.
He sought for the cooperation while visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo made a curtsey call on him at Bangabhaban in the evening.
Mentioning that Bangladesh is currently hosting more than a million forcibly displaced Rohingyas from the Rakhine State of Myanmar, the President said that Bangladesh on purely humanitarian concerns have sheltered them despite facing many challenges.
The President recalled with appreciation the support of the Indonesian people to Bangladesh’s independence in 1971 and Indonesia’s recognition of the country on 25 February 1972 immediately after the independence.
He also reminisces about the personal acquaintance between Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the founding Father of Indonesia Dr Sukarno.
Terming the existence relations between the two countries as very excellent, President Abdul Hamid said the relation will be further strengthened following the visit of the Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s, said President’s Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin quoting the President.