PM seeks UN’s intensified role in Rohingya repatriation



Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday reiterated her call to the international community and the United Nations (UN) to play intensified role in solving the Rohingya crisis by repatriating the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals to their motherland.

The premier made this call while UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi paid a courtesy call on her at the bilateral meeting room of Lotte New York Palace hotel, reports BSS.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen briefed the newsmen about the activities of the Prime Minister on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

In the meeting with Grandi, Sheikh Hasina also emphasized enhancing UNHCR’s activities in Myanmar on Rohingya issues.

In reply, Grandi said that he would visit Myanmar soon.

The Prime Minister restated that the Rohingya crisis can only be resolved through repatriating the forcibly displaced Rohingyas to their motherland Myanmar.

The UNHCR High Commissioner also agreed with her on this matter.

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