Bangladesh wants ICRC to play more supportive role in Rohingya repatriation
Dhaka, July 11: Bangladesh insists on a more supportive role of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to ensure safe, sustainable and dignified repatriation of Rohingyas to their homeland of Myanmar.
Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen made the call while the newly appointed head of the ICRC delegation in Bangladesh, Agnes Dhur, was presenting her credentials to Momen.
In the meeting, the Foreign Minister appreciated the role of ICRC during the Covid-19 pandemic in Bangladesh. Referring to Bangladesh's peace-oriented foreign policy, Dr. Momen said, ICRC is a trusted international organization. He emphasized the need for collective efforts to work for global peace and stability.
He recalled with appreciation the ICRC's humanitarian assistance and support to the Bangladeshi citizens during the Great War of Liberation in 1971. Besides, the Foreign Minister assured the full support of the Bangladesh government in carrying out the duties of Agnes Dhur in Bangladesh.
The head of the ICRC delegation briefed the Foreign Minister on their activities in Bangladesh on improving prison conditions, sanitation and drinking water. At the same time, Agnes Dhur expressed her desire to strengthen cooperation between Bangladesh and ICRC in the coming years.