ICRC President calls on Foreign Minister

FE ONLINE REPORT | Sunday, 26 September 2021

President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer has called on Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen and appreciated the humanitarian role of Bangladesh in providing shelter to the Rohingya.

The foreign minister suggested that ICRC should work more actively in Rakhine State with the Myanmar authorities for the creation of a conducive environment so that the Rohingyas can go back to their homeland with dignity, in a sustainable manner.

They met on 23 September, said a foreign ministry statement on Sunday.

Maurer expressed gratitude from ICRC to Bangladesh, particularly to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her humanitarian gesture in providing shelter to the Rohingyas when they entered Bangladesh after being persecuted in their homeland by their own state machinery.

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