US may influence Asean to press Myanmar take back Rohingyas: Bangladesh minister

The foreign minister also thanked the US Agency for International Development for their support for displaced Myanmar people.


Photo: UNB

May 10, 2022

DHAKA – Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has stressed that the US may influence the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members to persuade the Myanmar government to stop atrocities on its nationals and take the Rohingyas back to their land.

The issue came up during a meeting between the foreign minister and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration Scott Turner at the Foreign Service Academy yesterday ( May 9, 2022).

The foreign minister appreciated the announcement of the US government to contribute $152 million under the Joint Response Plan (JRP) 2022 for the Rohingya crisis.

Isobel Coleman appreciated Bangladesh for hosting such a large number of displaced people from Myanmar.

Momen thanked USAID for their continued support for the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMNs).

On the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relations with the United States, Foreign Minister Momen looks forward to 50 years of effective and robust partnership with the United States.

He requested USAID to initiate a project to study the feasibility of the rehabilitation and forestation of the coastal embankments.

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