UN resident coordinator pays farewell call on PM

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in Dhaka Mia Seppo paid a farewell call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban on Tuesday.

During the meeting, the UN representative said her organisation would provide continuous support to Bangladesh on the Rohingya issue.

Mia Seppo also expressed her satisfaction over her stay in Bangladesh saying that she had a very good collaboration with the government.

PM's press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed the newsmen after the meeting.

According to the press secretary, the prime minister informed the UN representative that Rohingyas were sheltered in Bangladesh on humanitarian grounds, but they (Rohingya) are now creating social problems.

The premier said," The Rohingyas should return to their country."

Referring to a resolution adopted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the Rohingya issue, the prime minister said, “The ASEAN has sent a good message to Myanmar through adopting the resolution”.

Sheikh Hasina said that the non-government organisation (NGOs), which are working in Bangladesh, can do their parts for the Rohingyas in their homeland.

During the meeting, they have also discussed COVID-19, climate change and women empowerment.

About women empowerment, the prime minister said that women participation was ensured in every government job particularly in the armed forces and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and in the socio-political arena.

On the climate issue, Sheikh Hasina, also President of the ruling Awami League, said that her party and its associate bodies have been conducting a campaign of planting trees in large numbers alongside the government to protect the environment.

Ambassador at Large Md Ziauddin and PM's Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus were present.