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Biden will lend voice to resolving Rohingya crisis, hopes FM

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Saturday expressed hope that the US President-elect Joe Biden will lend his voice to resolving the Rohingya crisis and provide support for the quick repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar.

“Biden is a mature politician, new possibilities for working with the US in many aspects have emerged since his election,” Monem said.

The Minister came up with the remarks after visiting Rajshahi University (RU) in the afternoon.

Recently Myanmar also held elections, he said adding that “Now it’s time for Aung San Suu Kyi’s government to erase their bad reputation globally by taking back the Rohingya people to their homeland.”

Human rights are being violated in Myanmar, hopefully the Biden-government will also be vocal in this regard, the Minister said.

“We are looking forward to building stronger ties with the United States as it always prioritizes human rights. Hopefully the government will not patronize any war or destruction and play a positive role to secure peace globally”, FM said.

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At the same time diplomatic ties between Bangladesh and the USA will be enhanced, and the Biden government will help Bangladesh in different issues like trade and immigration, he hoped.

Last weekend Biden and vice presidential running mate Kamala Harris secured enough Electoral College votes to unseat President Donald Trump.

On November 7, several global US media outlets projected Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.

But the Trump’s administration’s refusal to recognise Biden as the president-elect have caused speculation that the transition may not complete before the inauguration.

Source: United News of Bangladesh