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US reaffirms support to BD

By UNB, DHAKA
06th-Nov-2017       
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The United States will continue its support to Bangladesh over Rohingya issue keeping up pressure on Myanmar to take back from Bangladesh its forcibly-evicted nationals.
The assurance came whenUS Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A Shannon met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban on Sunday evening. After the meeting, PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters. Echoing the US Under Secretary of State, Sheikh Hasina said the pressure on Myanmar as well as engagement will have to be kept up to peacefully resolve the Rohingya crisis.
The Prime Minister recalled her visit to Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar and narrated the untold sufferings and plight of the Rohingya people, especially that of women and children. Hasina said her government has given shelter to tens of thousands of Rohingyas on humanitarian grounds. She compared the recent exodus of Rohingya nationals into Bangladesh with the situation created in 1971 when huge people from Bangladesh took shelter in neighbouring India during the Liberation War. About combating terrorism, Hasina reiterated her call to stop the source of money and funding of the terrorists saying, "The US can play a vital role in this regard," she said. Regarding cyber security, Hasina said it is a very important issue and Bangladesh needs US support in this regard in addition to sharing information to combat it. On terrorism issue, Shannon highly praised Bangladesh for combating terrorism. He also appreciated Bangladesh's stunning socioeconomic development under the Prime Minister. "Bangladesh is now a remarkable example and model of self-development and self-confidence." Paying tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the US under secretary of state said he visited Bangabandhu Memorial Museum to pay homage to the great leader.
The Press Secretary also said the issue of extradition of the fugitive convicted killer of Bangabandhu Rashed Chowdhury also came up for discussion at the meeting. PM's International Affairs Secretary Dr Gowher Rizvi and Principal Secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA M Ziauddin and US Ambassador to BangladeshMarcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat.

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