Momen apprehends instability if Rohingya crisis lingers

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

begin, shortly.

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

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)