Momen seeks Russia’s active cooperation in Rohingya repatriation
Industry Desk: Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has sought Russia’s active cooperation in facilitating return and reintegration of the persecuted Rohingyas from Bangladesh to their homeland in Myanmar.
He made the remark while holding a bilateral meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on the sideline of the international conference on “Central & South Asia: regional connectivity, challenges and opportunity” held in Tashkent on Friday, a foreign ministry press release said.
During the meeting, the Russian foreign minister assured that Moscow would continue to encourage Myanmar to engage in dialogue with Bangladesh over Rohingya crisis.
Dr Momen also gave an overview of Bangladesh’s current situation regarding Covid-19 vaccines and thanked Russia for standing by Bangladesh in difficult times, especially their direct support in Bangladesh’s Liberation War.
The Russian foreign minister expressed his country’s commitment to complete the nuclear projects in Bangladesh in 2023 and 2024.
Momen thanked his Russian counterpart for the gracious message sent by President Putin during the celebration of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
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