PM focuses Rohingya repatriation

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh continues its discussions with Myanmar with a friendly attitude for the repatriation of Rohingyas without engaging in any conflict for the sake of regional security and development.

“Responding to the call of endangered humanity, we’ve given shelter to around 1 million Rohingyas despite [our] various limitations, including internal resource constraint. And we didn’t engage in conflict with anyone for the sake of regional security and development apart from creating scopes so that the forcibly displaced Myanmar citizens can return to their homeland, ” she said on Thursday.

Sheikh Hasina said this while virtually addressing the graduation ceremony of the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) 2020-21 Course at Sheikh Hasina Complex in Mirpur Cantonment, from Ganobhaban.

“We’re carrying out that discussion with a friendly attitude, but we must say who’s doing injustice…they must take back their nationals and we want that,” she said.

Talking about coronavirus, the premier said this virus brought the entire world to a standstill, dealing a serious blow to every sector, including socioeconomic development.

“In this condition, we’re continuing our efforts for maintaining all the development activities, including the economy apart from ensuring health security of the people of the country,” she said adding,

“We’ve achieved successes in many sectors.”

The prime minister said the vaccination programme in Bangladesh has started following the arrival of a vaccine.


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