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Dhaka seeks UN SG’s intervention to resolve Rohingya crisis
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Dr. AK Abdul Momen during a meeting with UN Secretary General

File photo: Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen during a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at UN Headquarters on Thursday, June 17, 2021 UNB

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Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has sought UN Secretary General (SG) Antonio Guterres’ personal intervention over the Rohingya issue, saying it is now needed more than ever as the political situation in Myanmar has deteriorated.

The foreign minister also said it is frustrating that many influential countries have enhanced their economic and business relations with Myanmar while publicly decrying the human rights violations there.

Dr Momen made the remarks during his meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the UN Headquarters on Thursday.

Referring to the humanitarian gesture of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in providing shelter to the Rohingya, the secretary general thanked Bangladesh for hosting the displaced Rohingya minorities from Myanmar.

“The world won’t forget Bangladesh’s generosity in hosting the largest refugee camps of the world,” the secretary general added.

The foreign minister also briefed the secretary general about the facilities in Bhashan Char and stressed the importance of UN’s operations there.

Dr Momen thanked the secretary general for declaring the Covid-19 vaccine a public good and requested for UN’s initiatives to ensure that the vaccine becomes accessible to all.

The secretary general in response informed about his efforts during the recent G-7 summit where he particularly mentioned Bangladesh's capacity to produce vaccines.

“The UN has a special relation with Bangladesh,” said the secretary general.

He praised Bangladesh’s strong leadership role in all areas of the UN’s activities, especially in peacekeeping, climate change and women empowerment.

Foreign Minister Momen congratulated the secretary general on his re-appointment for the second term and commended his leadership of the UN in his first term as secretary general.
The foreign minister also thanked him for his continued attention to the Rohingya issue.

Although Bangladesh is on track towards SDG implementation, there are concerns about the impacts of Covid-19 pandemic, especially in securing financing for the SDGs, he said.
The foreign minister also called for continued support measures for graduating countries.
He requested the foreign minister for Bangladesh’s enhanced representation in the United Nations, particularly at senior management level.

Later, the foreign minister held a meeting with Rosemary DiCarlo, under secretary general for the Department for Peacebuilding and Political Affairs.

During the meeting, they discussed the current political situation in Myanmar and its impacts on the repatriation of the Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh to Myanmar.

Ambassador Rabab Fatima accompanied the foreign minister at both the meetings.

 

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The foreign minister also briefed the secretary general about the facilities in Bhashan Char and stressed the importance of UN’s operations there.

Dr Momen thanked the secretary general for declaring the Covid-19 vaccine a public good and requested for UN’s initiatives to ensure that the vaccine becomes accessible to all.

The secretary general in response informed about his efforts during the recent G-7 summit where he particularly mentioned Bangladesh's capacity to produce vaccines.

“The UN has a special relation with Bangladesh,” said the secretary general.
This is the type of leadership Bangladesh needs to show in the world community.

Where we ramp up the production of vaccines while the Indians falter because of lack of planning.

There were vaccines proposed to the Bangladesh govt. by three local pharma manufacturers (as well as ventilator prototypes made and proposed for funding by as many companies). Almost none of the vaccines were approved for human trials -except Bangovax, which is well on its way to production after trials complete.

When will these corrupt ministers and advisers (darbesh) stop being the chamcha of India and learn that producing things themselves is far more profitable? I mean - for Allah's sake, Beximco's own facilities are light years better than any SII facility. They have every possible drug production certification possible - including GMP.

I am glad that Darbesh (Salman Rahman) lost money given to SII and this Poonawalla dhokeybaaj (cheater). Perfect embodiment of dhokeybaaj Indian banya.

Chhota Bangladeshi dhokeybaaj lost to barha Indian dhokeybaaj to the tune of $120 million.


Teaches darbesh a lesson, not to trust Indian Banya again. 30 million doses and $120 million down the drain.

People should make sure no one supports Beximco again and divest their stock like a hot potato.
 
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