M seeks US help repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar



Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has put emphasis on immediate repatriation of the Rohingyas in their homeland and reiterated her call to the international community, including the United States, to help in their repatriation process.

“We want immediate repatriation of the Rohingyas and the world community, including the United States, should help rehabilitate them in their homeland of Myanmar,” she said.

The prime minister made the appeal when US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Beigun paid a courtesy call on her at her official Ganabhaban residence in Dhaka on Thursday afternoon.

After the meeting, PM’s Press Secretray Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters, report agencies.

In this connection, Stephen E. Beigun said the United States wants permanent solution to the protracted Rohingya crisis. “We’ll continue to extend our support to Bangladesh on this issue,” he said.

The prime minister mentioned that there are over 1.1 million forcibly displaced Rohingya people in Bangladesh.

“It’s an extra burden for us. The problem has been created by Myanmar and we’re holding dialogues with them … they should take back their citizens,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina said the Rohingya issue is a social problem, and a huge number of the displaced Myanmar nationals are living in camps in Cox’s Bazar.

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