Desk report, Apr 07: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday urged the United Nations (UN) to extend cooperation for repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingya people from Bangladesh.The prime minister made the call when UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres phoned her Friday night.
PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS that the UN secretary general phoned the prime minister at 9.25 pm and talked to her nearly 12 minutes.
The premier said Bangladesh and Myanmar signed an agreement for repatriation of more than one million Rohingyas to their homeland Myanmar.
She sought the UN secretary general’s help to implement the deal.
The prime minister thanked Antonio Guterres for taking the Rohingya issue to the UN Security Council.
She informed the UN secretary general that her government has taken initiatives to shift at least one lakh Rohingya people to Bhashan Char island in the coming monsoon.
Sheikh Hasina invited Antonio Guterres to come to Bangladesh and see the Rohingya people who fled to Bangladesh following the crackdown of the Myanmar security forces.
The UN secretary general highly appreciated the prime minister for her humanitarian gesture by giving shelter to over a million Rohingyas in Bangladesh.