Dhaka to raise Rohingya issue during US high level visit

Dhaka will raise the Rohingya matter attempting stronger US support in starting repatriation of the displaced Myanmar people from here through the upcoming visit of US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun.

“It (Rohingyas) is not our only responsibility, it’s a global responsibility. The (Rohingyas) must go back to their country (Myanmar),” Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen stated to reporters at his office today.

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Biegun will visit here from October 14-16 to meet with senior administration officials and reaffirm the United States-Bangladesh partnership, the US embassy here announced it earlier.

The foreign minister of Bangladesh stated that Dhaka would also offer the USA to spend in infrastructure development here following its Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS).

Momen announced he will also raise the visa issue of potential Bangladeshi students as the US embassy here yet to start issuing new student visas for Bangladeshi nationals due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

The foreign minister told Dhaka will also seek duty-free access of Bangladesh made Readymade Garments (RMG) products to the USA market for the next three years to support the nation’s RMG sector recovering from the financial fallout caused by the pandemic.

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