On the sidelines of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, a lasting solution to the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh has been discussed. Apart from Bangladesh, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Turkey also hosted the virtual event on Wednesday. Representatives of various countries put pressure on Myanmar to take back the Rohingyas from Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to address the current general session on September 26.
Since August 25, 2017, many Rohingyas have been deported from Myanmar and taken refuge in Bangladesh. So far, the total number of Rohingyas is about 11 lakh. Bangladesh has always demanded world leaders to repatriate Rohingya.
On the sidelines of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, a discussion was held on ‘The Challenges of Ensuring a Sustainable Solution to the Rohingya Problem in the Last Four Years’. In addition to the four host countries, representatives of various countries put pressure on Myanmar to resolve the crisis.
The keynote address was delivered by Nicholas Koumjian, Head of Independent Investigation Process in Myanmar. The moderator was Bob Roy, Permanent Representative of Canada.
Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, said a UN resolution on the Rohingya issue would be passed like every year.
Heads of state and government are not coming to the UN this time because of the Corona epidemic. However, various programs will be held as before. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address several sessions. According to UN Headquarters sources, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will deliver the keynote address at the UN General Assembly on September 26.