Friday, September 20, 2019 | ePaper

Rohingya crisis liability for all: Luxembourg

  • Print

Foreign Minister Dr. Abdul Momen briefing the head of the diplomatic missions and UN agencies at State Guest House Padma in Dhaka on the recent developments related to Rohingya repatriation on Wednesday.

UNB, Dhaka :
Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Paulette Lenert on Wednesday termed the Rohingya crisis a 'liability for all' and assured to extend continued support for a durable and peaceful solution to it.
He met Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at the State Guest House Padma and discussed the issue.
Secretary (Bilateral and Consular), Director General (West Europe and EU) and Director (Foreign Minister's Office) were present at the meeting.
The Luxembourg Minister was accompanied

 by a five-member delegation.
Welcoming the delegation, Foreign Minister Momen thanked the Luxembourg minister for visiting Bangladesh, particularly the Rohingya Camps in Cox's Bazar.
He also thanked the government of Luxembourg for its support, including humanitarian assistance, for the Rohingyas.
Citing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's generosity in hosting a large Rohingya community in Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Foreign Minister urged international community, particularly Luxembourg, to mount pressure on Myanmar authorities to take sincere and visible steps to create "conducive environment" in Rakhine State so that Rohingyas can go back to their ancestral homes in Myanmar in safety and security.
He also urged the international community to take decisive steps to ensure accountability of the atrocities committed against Rohingyas.
Foreign Minister Dr Momen encouraged exchange of business and trade delegations between the two countries to explore the untapped business and investment opportunities in Bangladesh.
He called upon the Development Cooperation Minister for bilateral cooperation focusing on private sector development, including skills/SMEs leading to creating mutually beneficial economic and business partnerships for both countries.
Referring to Luxembourg's globally acclaimed financial services sector, the Bangladesh Foreign Minister urged the Luxembourg Minister to encourage their financial services companies to establish business with and in Bangladesh.
Citing Bangladesh's favorable "geo-strategic location" in Asia, the Luxembourg Minister expressed interest about establishing "logistics services" facilities between Bangladesh and Luxembourg.
In that context, she urged early conclusion of the 'Air Services Agreement' between Bangladesh and Luxembourg.
She offered to extend "sustainable finance" for Bangladesh's journey towards achieving 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
With a view to making the existing bilateral relations deeper and wider, Bangladesh Foreign Minister urged the Luxembourg authorities to establish a resident diplomatic mission in Dhaka or at least designate the Embassy of Luxembourg in New Delhi to be concurrently accredited to Bangladesh.

More News For this Category

Absolute power leads to corruption, say analysts

Mahmud Sohel :Corruption has spread all spheres of the society, as there is no check and balance in our democracy, political analysts said on Thursday.They came up with the

SC clears way for trial of journo Shimul murder case

Staff Reporter :The Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for speedy trial tribunal concerned to resume the trial proceedings of journalist Abdul Hakim Shimul murder case in Sirajganj.Chamber

49 students to vie for each seat

DU Correspondent  :The admission test of 'A' unit of Dhaka University (DU) for the first-year undergraduate programme will be held today  under the Faculty of Science for the academic

Rohingyas a big burden for Bangladesh: PM

Rohingyas a big burden for Bangladesh: PM

UNB, Dhaka :Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said Myanmar should take the displaced Rohingyas back as they have emerged a big burden for Bangladesh."Rohingyas are a big burden

Pro-BNP DU teachers demand cancellation of 34 illegal enrolment

Pro-BNP DU teachers demand cancellation of 34 illegal enrolment

DU Correspondent :Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) backed teachers of Dhaka University (DU) demanded cancellation of 34 illegal enrollment of Chhatra League incumbent and former leaders centering Dhaka University Central

Mamata to Amit Shah on Assam NRC

Mamata to Amit Shah on Assam NRC

NDTV, New Delhi :Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee flagged the issue of citizens' register during her meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday. Pointing out that 19

BRAC founder Abed wins top edn award

BRAC founder Abed wins top edn award :BRAC founder and Chair Emeritus Sir Fazle Hasan Abed has won the prestigious Yidan Prize, the largest international prize in education, for his groundbreaking work on education development.The

Dhaka ranks 2nd worst in Air Quality Index

UNB, Dhaka :Bangladesh's capital city was ranked second worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Thursday morning.Dhaka had a score of 190 at 8:21am, indicating that the quality

Biman flight makes emergency landing at HSIA

UNB, Dhaka :Technical glitch forced a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines to make an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Thursday morning.Beni Madhab Biswas, the deputy director

PM flies to NY today to attend UNGA

BSS, Dhaka :Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for New York via Abu Dhabi on Friday for an eight-day official visit to the USA to attend the 74th Session