UN to raise BD issue at world forum

March 26,2019

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DHAKA: The United Nations (UN) will raise the issue of Bangladesh incidents of 1971 in the international forum, visiting UN Under Secretary General Adama Dieng has said.

The UN official announced this in a meeting with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office on Monday, media reported.

After the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters.

The press secretary said the prime minister and the UN under secretary general discussed the Rohingya issue. He said Adama Dieng described the Myanmar’s atrocities on the Rohingyas as a genocide and renewed the UN’s strong support to Bangladesh on the issue.

The UN under secretary general urged the international community to put more pressure on Myanmar to bring back its nationals from Bangladesh.


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