Rohingya Crisis: EU assures Bangladesh of continued support
Dhaka, February 13: European Council President Charles Michel reiterated the EU's continued support for Bangladesh for a lasting and peaceful solution to the Rohingya humanitarian crisis.
He made the remarks during a meeting with newly-appointed Bangladesh Mission Chief Mahbub Hasan Saleh as EU Ambassador to Brussels on Friday. This was informed in a press release received in Dhaka on Friday.
During the meeting, Michel recalled his previous meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Madrid in December 2019.
Ambassador Saleh called on the Myanmar authorities to take credible measures to build trust among the displaced Rohingyas for a safe, dignified and sustainable return of Rohingyas to Rakhine State.
He conveyed the warm greetings of the President and Prime Minister of Bangladesh to the President of the European Council. The EU President acknowledged Bangladesh's priorities on climate change and noted the current presidency of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF).
Ambassador Saleh called for the establishment of a dedicated bilateral platform between Bangladesh and the EU to exchange views and work more closely on the challenges of climate change.
The Ambassador of Bangladesh highlighted the need to expand the scope of Bangladesh-EU partnership beyond the conventional areas of mutual interest.
President Michel expressed interest in becoming more involved in a variety of issues, including climate change, migration and human rights.