Bangladesh Overseas Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen reiterated his expectation from the British authorities to offer help in protected and voluntary repatriation of the forcefully displaced Rohingya refugees at the moment residing in Bangladesh.
“We urge the British authorities and parliament to proceed to press for the protected, dignified and voluntary repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingya from Myanmar to their homeland quickly”, the overseas minister stated at a gathering with the British Parliamentary delegation on the eve of the latter’s go to to the Rohingya camps in Kutupalong and Bhashan Char right now.
The UK Conservative Occasion MPs Thomas Patrick Hunt and Paul Bristow interacted with the Rohingya leaders in Kutupalong and visited varied services within the two camps, reads a press launch.
They reaffirmed their solidarity with the Rohingya and warranted them of remaining seized with their reputable calls for for citizenship, safety and freedom of motion in Myanmar.
The British delegation famous that the British folks, particularly the British Muslims, felt strongly concerning the Rohingya scenario, and that the worldwide neighborhood had a duty to face by this huge group of individuals generously supported by the federal government and other people of Bangladesh.
MP Bristow recalled the UK’s humanitarian help to the tune of 320 million GBP since 2017 and stated that they might proceed to lift the problem of additional bettering the dwelling situations of the Rohingya whereas they awaited their repatriation.
Earlier, throughout their assembly with Overseas Minister Momen, the British Parliamentary delegation exchanged views on additional enhancing commerce and funding between the 2 international locations within the post-BREXIT context.
They reiterated their appreciation for the multi-dimensional contributions being made by the British-Bangladesh diaspora of their respective constituencies in addition to within the land of their origin or ancestors.
The Bangladeshi overseas minister hoped that there can be alternate of high-level political visits between the 2 international locations on the event of the fiftieth anniversary of the institution of diplomatic relations.
He recalled Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s varied engagements throughout her go to to the Glasgow and London in November 2021 and thanked the UK Overseas, Commonwealth and Growth Workplace (FCDO) for endeavor the “Brit-Bangla Bandhan” initiative.
The UK delegation thanked the overseas minister for accompanying them throughout their visits to the larger Sylhet area over the past weekend.
The delegation included, amongst others, Vijay Shamdas Daryanani, Gibraltar minister for Enterprise, Tourism, Transport and the Port, Samantha Helen Cohen CVO, CEO of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Funding Council, and Zillur Hussain, MBE, founding father of Zi Basis.
Additionally current have been Faruq Khan, chairperson of Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Overseas Affairs and Member of Parliament Shamima Begum.