She made the appeal citing security concerns about the refugees in a virtual address to the ninth Moscow Conference on International Security on Wednesday.
Bangladesh hosts more than 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims who have fled decades of persecution and a 2017 military crackdown in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.
“They are posing a huge security threat to Bangladesh as well as the region,” Hasina said.
“We have sheltered them on the humanitarian ground but such a huge population can’t be lodged for an indefinite period. Hence, may I request the world community to assist us in dignified and peaceful repatriation of the Rohingyas.”
Besides the Rohingya repatriation issue, the prime minister emphasised vaccination to all to fight COVID-19 amid the pandemic, humanitarian assistance to the marginalised people, stopping financing and supply of arms to terrorists, and increasing cooperation among military agencies to ensure global security.
“Peace and security cannot be ensured unless we take appropriate measures to end human deprivation and ensure an environment that provides education and opportunities for all.”
The concept of security now includes, in addition to military threats, the socio-economic and political needs of individuals, mass involuntary migration, environmental security and other non-traditional security threats, Hasina said.
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