Rohingyas' early return better for Bangladesh: PM

Staff Correspondent
16 October 2019, Wed
Published: 10:52

Rohingyas' early return better for Bangladesh: PM

Sheikh Hasina said that it will be better for Bangladesh if they go back as early as possible.

Prime Minister stressed the need for the quick repatriation of the displaced Rohingyas to their place of origin in Rakhine State of Myanmar.

The Prime Minister said this while a 7-member delegation of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) met her at her official residence Ganobhaban on Wednesday.

ADB will continue to remain Bangladesh’s development partner, said In chang Song, leader of the visiting team of ADB Board of Directors.  

PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim talking to reporters after the meeting.

Ihsanul Karim told that the visiting delegates appreciated the rapid reduction of poverty level and the high GDP growth in Bangladesh as well as progress in climate change mitigation and food security, and they says Bangladesh has achieved much progress in attaining food security.

He said that the ADB will continue its support to Bangladesh on the Rohingya issue. And ADB director Kris Panday told Bangladesh has made a remarkable progress in different sectors, particularly transportation, energy and housing.

Sheikh Hasina said that AL party had chalked out the plan for the development the country before coming to power.

PM told that different development policies such as economic and agriculture ones were incorporated in her party plan, we had formulated the policies before coming to power, and now we are implementing these.