Yesterday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the international community to pay close attention to the Rohingya issue, as increasing violence and crimes in the Rohingya camps may soon spread across borders.
“The security situation in the Cox’s Bazar camps is becoming more complicated. Increasing violence and crime may soon spread beyond our borders,” she said.
The Prime Minister made the statement in a video message released during the two-day 13th Asia-Europe Summit (ASEM) which ended yesterday in Cambodia.
She also warned the global community that an interim response to the crisis would be pointless.
“A critical test of our multilateral cooperation will be to find a lasting and peaceful solution for the forcibly displaced persons in Myanmar, the Rohingya,” she said.
In this regard, she mentioned that Bangladesh was providing temporary shelter to the Rohingya and stabilizing the situation.
âWe continue to increase the demand for their safe and dignified return to Myanmar. I urge the international community to pay appropriate attention to the concerns we raise, âshe said.
Hasina said the COVID-19 pandemic has put great strain on health systems and economies around the world.
“This has forced us to divert our development resources for emergency treatments and vaccines,” she said.
She said the government aims to immunize 80% of the target population by March 2022.
âWe hope to maintain the momentum of our reclassification from LDCs. We will remain focused on achieving the SDGs by 2030. Our vision is to build an inclusive and prosperous nation by 2041. To achieve these goals, our partnership with Asia and Europe remains crucial, “she said. .
She thanked the friendly countries of Asia, Europe and the United States for their vaccine donations.
âBangladesh has the capacity to produce quality vaccines. We are looking for technical know-how and licenses for this purpose, âshe added.
The Prime Minister emphasized collaboration between Asia and Europe to mobilize finance and technology to fight climate change.
In addition, she invited all interested ASEM partners to invest in projects under the Bangladesh Long Term Plan for the Bangladesh Delta and the Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan.