Momen for int’l community’s responsibility to establish justice for Rohingya


Dhaka, Sept 01: Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has stressed on the international community’s responsibility towards establishing and supporting accountability and justice for the massive human rights violations perpetrated against Rohingyas in Myanmar.

He expressed the view while holding a meeting with United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva on Tuesday, according to message received here today.

During the meeting, Dr. Momen reiterated Bangladesh’s strong commitment to promoting the safe, dignified and voluntary return of the Rohingyas in a conducive environment in Myanmar.

The Bangladesh foreign minister also conveyed Dhaka’s readiness to work with Myanmar, UNCHR, OHCHR and other concerned parties to bring about a sustainable and durable solution of the Rohingya crisis.

Bangladesh currently hosts over 1.1 million forcefully displaced Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar district that borders Myanmar’s Rakhine state, their homeland which these forcibly displaced people fled since August 25, 2017, after the Buddhist-majority country’s military launched against them a ruthless crackdown.

Dr. Momen is on a three-day visit in Geneva to participate in the Asia-Pacific Regional Review Meeting of the LDCs, convened jointly by the government of Bangladesh, UN-OHRLLS and UN-ESCAP at the UN Headquarters in Geneva in preparation for the Fifth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (UNLDC-5).