Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said that we want immediate repatriation of the Rohingyas and the world community, including the United States, should help rehabilitate them in their homeland of Myanmar.
The prime minister made the appeal when US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Beigun paid a courtesy call on her at PM’s official Ganabhaban residence this afternoon.
She put emphasis on immediate repatriation of the Rohingyas in their homeland and reiterated her call to the international community, including the United States, to help in their rehabilitation process, according to BSS reports.
After the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed media.
Stephen E. Beigun said the United States wants a permanent solution to the protracted Rohingya crisis. We’ll continue to extend our support to Bangladesh on this issue, he said.
The prime minister mentioned that there are over 1.1 million forcibly displaced Rohingya people in Bangladesh. It’s an extra burden for us.
The problem has been created by Myanmar and we’re holding dialogues with them, they should take back their citizens, she said.
Sheikh Hasina said the Rohingya issue is a social problem, and a huge number of the displaced Myanmar nationals are living in camps in Cox’s Bazar.
Some quarters could mislead them to be involved in anti-social activities. So, we need their immediate repatriation to their homeland, she said.