BSS-52 Germany to commit more assistance to Rohingyas





Germany to commit more assistance to Rohingyas

DHAKA, Nov 1, 2018 (BSS) – Germany is going to commit more resources as humanitarian assistance to Rohingyas, newly appointed German Ambassador Peter Fahrenholtz said here today.

Fahrenholtz said this when he made his first courtesy call on Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali at the foreign ministry.

The ambassador further assured to extend continued political support, particularly within EU and the UN Security Council to resolve the Rohingya crisis.

During the meeting, the German envoy welcomed the proposed dialogue between the ruling party Awami League and the united opposition front and beyond, as an “important step forward”, a foreign ministry press released said.

He further expressed high confidence that “the elections will be very good and everybody will move forward.”

Ambassador Fahrenholtz highly acclaimed the ‘impressive development’ and ‘positive momentum’ that Bangladesh achieved in the recent past.

He praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her leadership and ‘personal integrity’ in realizing the “great vision to move Bangladesh forward” with ongoing large-scale infrastructure projects like the Padma Bridge, ‘new hub’ of infrastructure projects in Payra and other mega-projects.

The foreign minister briefed the ambassador about Rohingya crisis, including recent developments that took place during the Joint Working Group meeting held in Dhaka on October 30, 2018.

Ali thanked Germany for both political and humanitarian support since beginning of the crisis.

Mahmood Ali expressed deep satisfaction at the ongoing excellent bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Germany.