Bangladesh Prime Minister seeks EU support to tackle Rohingya crisis


Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday has sought the support of European Union(EU) for return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

Media reports said  that “The Bangladesh Prime Minister thanked the EU members, including Italy, for their support to the cause of the Rohingya” .

Briefing reporters after the meeting, Hasina’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said both sides welcomed the January 23 decision of International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the Rohingya crisis.

In its January ruling, the ICJ directed Myanmar to prevent the alleged genocide against the Muslim minority community. The court said Myanmar must “take all measures within its power to prevent the commission of all acts” described by the convention.

Nearly 738,000 Rohingya refugees are living in camps in Bangladesh since August 25, 2017.


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