BSS -61 UN wants Rohingya solution soon: Momen



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UN wants Rohingya solution soon: Momen

DHAKA, July 24 (BSS) – Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today said the United Nations (UN) is putting all efforts for resolving the Rohingya crisis in the shortest possible time

“The UN Secretary General is very keen to see a solution to the Rohingya crisis as quickly as possible,” he told reporters while informing about his recent meeting with UN chief Antonio Guterres in New York at the foreign ministry, this afternoon.

Momen said he requested the UN Secretary General to focus more inside Rakhine state for creating a congenial environment to start safe Rohingya repatriation to Myanmar from Bangladesh soon.

“You (the UN) should work more in Rakhine rather than in Bangladesh. I conveyed this (to Guterres),” he said.

Momen said he also warned the UN chief that the entire region will be affected if Rohingya repatriation is delayed.

In reply, Guterres said he had been putting in his best efforts to find a sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis.

The UN chief thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and people of Bangladesh for extending humanitarian support and shelter to the forcefully displaced Rohingyas.

Currently, Bangladesh is hosting over 1.1 million forcefully displaced Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar district and most of them arrived here since August 25, 2017 after a military crackdown by Myanmar, which has been termed as “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” by the UN.