Bangladesh PM urges Myanmar to solve Rohingya crisis

May 11, 2017

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the Myanmar ambassador on Tuesday to find solutions to the Rohingya crisis.

The Bangladeshi PM made the comments during a formal meeting with outgoing ambassador to Bangladesh, Myo Myint Than.

The PM said Myanmar should find out peaceful solutions to the Rohingya crisis and take them back, as Bangladesh has done in regards with their CHT region. She further said Bangladesh was always open to solving the issue through dialogue with the government of Myanmar.

Relations between the two neighbours have cooled down following the Burmese security force’s aggressive attitude towards Bangladeshi people on the border. There is also mass support among the Bangladeshi populace towards the Rohingya people following gross atrocities committed by Tatmadaw led forces in October and November last year.

The PM also expressed Bangladesh’s inability to accommodate an increasing number of Rohingya refugees in her already overcrowded country and urged a speedy solution for repatriating them.

She expressed interest in increased commercial relations with Myanmanr and once again gave reassurances that Bangladeshi soil will not be used by Rohingya insurgent groups.