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Momen urges German to take meaningful measures over Rohingya solution

visiting German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

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DHAKA, Feb 26, 2020  – Foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has urged Germany to consider meaningful measures compelling Myanmar for creating a conducive environment in Rakhine for safe, dignified and sustainable return of the forcibly displaced Rohingys.

Momen made the urge while visiting German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr Gerd Muller held a meeting with him at Parliament on Tuesday night.

The German minister expressed his country’s firm commitment to a sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis and Myanmar’s full compliance with the recent order of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Bangladesh is hosting over 1.1 million forcefully displaced Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar district and most of them arrived there since August 25, 2017 after a military crackdown by Myanmar, which the UN called a “textbook
example of ethnic cleansing” and “genocide” by other rights groups. Muller is scheduled to visit Rohingya camps today to see the situation on the ground.

During the meeting, Momen highlighted Bangladesh’s tremendous socio- economic developments, particularly during the last one decade in line with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Vision 2021 and Vision 2041 that envisages the
transformation of Bangladesh into Sonar Bangla or Golden Bengal as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The foreign minister informed the German Minister about the year-long observation of the 100th birth anniversary Bangabandhu, commencing on 17th March 2020, and reiterated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s invitation to
German Chancellor Angela Merkel to join the celebration.

Momen also urged German investors to invest more in Bangladesh particularly in the Special Economic Zones and Hi-tech Parks, taking advantage of attractive incentive packages, available skilled manpower and IT professionals and a growing middle-class consumers.

He also suggested that giant German motor vehicle manufacturers like BMW should build assembling plants in Bangladesh.

The German Minister and his delegation is schedule to fly India this afternoon after visiting the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar. (BSS)

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