Japan and Egypt on Sunday have assured Bangladesh of their support to resolve Rohingya crisis.
The assurance came during separate meetings of the envoys of the two countries with Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen at latter’s office.
During his meeting with the Japanese Ambassador Naoki Ito, Mr Momen sought Japan’s strong support in resolving the Rohingya crisis.
Stressing the need to ensure peace, stability and prosperity in the region, he requested the Japanese Ambassador to leverage Japan’s relations with Myanmar to create a conducive environment for an early, safe, sustainable and dignified repatriation of the displaced Rohingyas, a spokesperson of the foreign ministry said.
In response, the Ambassador referred to Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi’s recent visit to Myanmar where he called upon the Myanmar authorities for an early repatriation of the Rohingyas and assured that his government would continue to pursue the matter.
He added that Japan reiterated their position regarding repatriation at the Conference on Sustaining Support for the Rohingya Refugee Response held on October 22,2020.
The foreign minister appreciated Japan’s continued support for strengthening infrastructural and socio-economic development of Bangladesh.
In this context, he urged the Japanese entrepreneurs to invest in two special economic zones in Araihazar (Narayanganj) and Gazipur.
Dr. Momen called upon Japanese businesses to take advantage of Bangladesh’s high corporate profitability, business-friendly policies, massive domestic market and strategic access to key markets across the world.
Meanwhile, during his meeting with the Ambassador of Egypt Walid Ahmed Shamseldin, foreign minister requested Egypt to provide support to Gambia in its effort to ensure justice to the Rohingya victims in the International Court of Justice.
The Egyptian envoy told the minister that his government backed Bangladesh’s effort to repatriate the Rohingyas to their homeland in Myanmar.