Prime Minister seeks Cambodia’s support to resolve Rohingya crisis

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought support from Cambodia for a durable solution to the Rohingya crisis as it threatens the peace and stability of this region, UNB reports.


“As we continue our bilateral negotiations with Myanmar for Rohingyas’ safe return to their homeland, I requested Prime Minister Hun Sen for his support for a durable solution to the crisis,” she said.


Sheikh Hasina was delivering her joint press statement with the Cambodian Prime Minister at the Peace Palace after the official talks between the two countries on Monday.


Hasina said they, during the talks, discussed some of the emerging security challenges facing the region and expressed their common resolve to fight terrorism and extremism.


“We’ve also discussed the Rohingya crisis that threatens peace and stability of our region. Bangladesh continues to shelter more than 1 million Rohingyas, among them around seven lakh Rohingyas fled atrocity in Myanmar and took shelter in Bangladesh recently,” she added.


Describing Cambodia as a close regional neighbour of Bangladesh, Hasina said the two countries share common aspirations to promote peace, security and development.

“We cooperate closely in many regional and global fora, including at ARF, ASEM, ACD and the UN.”


She said her visit to Cambodia has been extremely fruitful as Prime Minister Hun Sen and she remain committed to taking Bangladesh-Cambodia relations to all new heights and dimensions.


The Prime Minister commended her Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen for the robust growth and development of Cambodia.


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