SYLHET, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen
expressed fear that if the Rohingya issue lingered it had the potential to
trigger regional instability.
We don't want such a situation, we would like to see peaceful
repatriation of the Rohingyas to Myanmar, he said at a programme here on
Friday, a press release said today.
However, the foreign minister hoped that the Rohingya repatriation would
Bangladesh is hosting over 1.1 million forcefully displaced Rohingyas in
Cox's Bazar district and most of them arrived after August 25, 2017 after a
military crackdown by Myanmar termed as textbook example of ethnic
cleansing by the UN.
Bangladesh has set an example of humanity in the global arena by giving
shelter to more than one million Rohingyas here, he said.
The minister was addressing the correspondents' conference of a Sylhet
based online news portal named sylhetview24.com.
Momen urged the media to play a more proactive role in checking rumours
as well as negative campaign against Bangladesh.
The foreign minister also exchanged views with managing committees of
secondary and higher secondary educational institutes under Sylhet
constituency1 at Sylhet district administration office.
During the meeting, Momen put emphasis on turning the country's huge
population into skilled human resources. If we fail to build our students as
skilled manpower, Bangladesh will bump on the development highway, he added.
He said the government will not compromise in ensuring quality education
in all educational institutions.
Later, he distributed saplings among representatives of secondary
educational institutions of the district.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)