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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the war in Ukraine and its refugees have attracted the global attention, shifting the focus from the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh which makes the situation more difficult.
“The war (in Ukraine) has made the situation more difficult. The whole focus is now on the war and the refugees from the Ukraine,” she said.
The premier was speaking to Qatar-based media outlet Al Jazeera on a number of issues that include the situation in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar and the future of the Rohingyas living there on the sidelines of the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) in Doha, Qatar.
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Sheikh Hasina who arrived in Qatar on March 4 to attend the conference, arrived in Dhaka this afternoon.
The prime minister, in her interview, said that Myanmar is not positive in bringing their nationals back to their country despite Dhaka has been engaging in talks to resolve the issue.
Al Jazeera journalist Nick Clarke interviewed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. A short part of the interview has already been broadcast while the full part to be broadcast on Al Jazeera at 4:30 GMT on March 11 next (10:30am, Saturday, BD time).
Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh gave shelter to Rohingyas – the victims of persecution, murder and rape in Myanmar – on humanitarian grounds.
Mar 23, 2023Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has underscored the urgent need for unity and concerted efforts from the international community to resolve the Rohingya crisis, in the true spirit of responsibility and burden sharing. He urged the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Myanmar, Noeleen Heyzer, to enhance her engagements with Myanmar authorities as well […]