Luxembourg will continue to assist in repatriation of Rohingyas Bangladesh-Luxembourg
Photo: PID Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina and Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel

Luxembourg will continue to assist in repatriation of Rohingyas

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 08 Feb 2022, 09:31 pm

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, February 8: The Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel, has reaffirmed his country's commitment to continue cooperating with Bangladesh on the repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar, in addition to exploring new opportunities to expand and deepen existing bilateral relations.

He expressed this hope in a video conference with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and Luxembourg.

During the half-hour long talks, the two Prime Ministers discussed various issues between the two countries and agreed to explore new opportunities to further expand and deepen the existing bilateral cooperation, a statement from the Prime Minister's Press Wing said.

Sheikh Hasina described Luxembourg as an unwavering supporter and loyal partner in the ongoing socio-economic development of Bangladesh. She briefed the Prime Minister of Luxembourg on the progress of ongoing vaccination in Bangladesh and its response to Covid-19.

She recalled a congratulatory message sent by the Grand Duke of Luxembourg last year on the occasion of the golden jubilee of Bangladesh's independence and the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

When Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sought Luxembourg's assistance in repatriating the Rohingyas, Xavier Bettel reiterated his assurance to continue Luxembourg's assistance in this regard.

Bettel expressed satisfaction that the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has awarded the Luxembourg-aided 'Friendship Hospital' building for the year 2021 in Shyamnagar, Satkhira. Sheikh Hasina also praised the architecture of the building as it was designed by a Bangladeshi architecht.

During the talks, the two prime ministers agreed to expedite the implementation of the bilateral air service agreement. Luxembourg is keen to launch direct cargo flights from Bangladesh on a priority basis.