Planning minister M.A. Mannan said that political cooperation is urgently needed for solving Rohingya problem.
He said that to face challenge of the Rohingya influx we got huge International cooperation but now we need political cooperation than material helps.
He told this while addressing the closing session as the chief guest in a day long meeting titled ‘Expanding Evidence Base for Policy and Intervention in Cox’ Bazaar’ held at a local hotel on Tuesday (Dec.3).
The Planning minister mentioned that the safe return of the driven out Rohingyas to their mother land Rakhaine in Myanmar is their fundamental right. They were born there, they have been living there for decades and they must return there. This is their fundamental right.
Mentioning the steps taken by the government the minister said that the problem is being tried to solve regionally. Because, there are some powerful countries in our region. You know who are they. We hope that with the cooperation of our neighbors we will be able to get our problem solved. The Prime Minister with much patience has kept contacts with them.
British High Commissioner in Bangladesh Robert Dickson in his address as special guest said that to give attention to Rohingya problem is very important. I am proud that UK is one of those countries who are vocal with this problem.
He further said that election is nearing in Britain. However, I am certain whoever comes to power they will give priority to this problem.
Professor Mushfiq Mobarak and Country director of International Growth Center Imran Matin also addressed the meeting.