Rohingya issue dominates India-Bangladesh discussions

The Rohingya issue dominated meetings that the Bangladesh Foreign Minister held here on Thursday with the Indian leadership. Interacting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, A.K. Abdul Momen, who is on his maiden trip to India, sought continued support in resolving the humanitarian disaster that has brought more than a million refugees to Chittagong. “While thanking Prime Minister Modi for India’s humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya, Bangladesh Foreign Minister sought India’s support for early repatriation of the Rohingya to the Rakhine state of Myanmar,” the Foreign Ministry of Bangladesh said in a statement. The Minister, who arrived here on Wednesday night, will participate in the fifth round of the Joint Commission meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday. A statement from the Ministry of External Affairs said, “The Prime Minister said that India-Bangladesh relations have been on an upward trajectory in the last few years. He reaffirmed India’s commitment to work with Bangladesh to build on this momentum during the new term in office of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.”

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