Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | ePaper
UNSC must keep Rohingya situation high on agenda: BD
Bangladesh has said the Security Council should continue to act on behalf of the international community as the custodian for the process of voluntary, safe and dignified return of the forcibly displaced Rohingya to Myanmar's Rakhine State.
Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN, said this at a Council meeting on Tuesday. The Kuwaiti Presidency of the Council organised the first open meeting of the year on the situation in Myanmar, said the Embassy on Wednesday. The meeting was convened at the behest of a number of Council members led by the United Kingdom. The Security Council invited the Permanent Representatives of Myanmar and Bangladesh to speak at the meeting as countries directly concerned. Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Miroslav Jenca, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Political Affairs
(DPA) briefed the meeting on behalf of the UN, including the current state of play with the possible voluntary return of the Rohingya to Myanmar. The Bangladesh PR shared information on the government's ongoing efforts to facilitate the voluntary, safe and dignified return of the Rohingya to Myanmar.
In this context, he quoted Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's statement at the General Assembly last year.