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Rohingyas a big burden for Bangladesh: PM

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Visiting Chair of UK All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Anne Main-headed UK Conservatives Friends of Bangladesh (CFoB) and the delegation of UK APPG on Population, Development and Reproductive Health jointly meet the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Gano

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 for Bangladesh. Local people of Cox's Bazar have to face sufferings because of them (Rohingyas)... Myanmar should take their citizens back," she said.
The Prime Minister said this when visiting Chair of UK All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Anne Main-headed UK Conservative Friends of Bangladesh (CFoB) and the delegation of UK APPG on Population, Development and Reproductive Health jointly met the Prime Minister at the latter's official residence Ganobhaban in the city.
PM;s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
The Prime Minister said Bangladesh provided shelter to the Rohingyas on humanitarian ground and extended her sincere thanks to the local people of Cox;s Bazar for enduring sufferings caused by the Rohingyas.
Sheikh Hasina recollected that some 10 million Bangladeshis had taken shelter as refugees in India during the 1971 Liberation War.
The visiting team appreciated Bangladesh for showing the humanitarian gesture by giving shelter to the displaced people.
The UK delegation visited the Rohingya camps in Cox;s Bazar and handed over a written report to the Prime Minister.
Noting that they also visited the Rohingya camps two years ago, the visiting team said the condition in the Rohingya camps has  
improved remarkably within the last two years. They reiterated their support to Bangladesh over the Rohingya issue.
The UK APPG delegation appreciated Bangladesh for the socioeconomic development and birth control policy.
The policy Bangabandhu had adopted after the 1971 Liberation War to control birth is very effective and the birth control example of Bangladesh is also mentioned in many UK reports, they said adding the socioeconomic development Bangladesh has embarked on is very impressive.
The Prime Minister said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had a dream to liberate the country and ensure economic emancipation of the people of Bangladesh.
But unfortunately he was assassinated when the progress of the country had started, said Sheikh Hasina, also the eldest daughter of Bangabandhu.
She said, her government has relentlessly been working to implement the dream of Bangabandhu by making a poverty- and hunger-free Bangladesh.

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