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President seeks Tajikistan’s support to end Rohingya crisis

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President Abdul Hamid has sought Tajikistan's cooperation in resolving the Rohingya crisis. The president called for this when he met Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe, Tajikistan's capital, on Thursday.

President Abdul Hamid has sought Tajikistan's cooperation in resolving the Rohingya crisis.

The president called for this when he met Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe, Tajikistan's capital, on Thursday.

President Hamid also urged Tajikistan to import readymade garments, medicine, jute, and jute products from Bangladesh, said the president's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin.

During the meeting, the two countries emphasized the importance of forming a joint working group to utilize the potential sectors of Bangladesh and Tajikistan.

Previously, President Abdul Hamid reached Dushanbe—around 10 pm on Thursday—to attend the fifth summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).

President Abdul Hamid said: "Bangladesh has adopted a zero-tolerance policy against terrorism and militancy. The two countries will work together for sustainable development and progress."

Mentioning that Bangladesh and Tajikistan support each other in international and regional fora, Abdul Hamid said: "The bilateral relations between the two countries will be further strengthened."

During the meeting, Tajikistan President Emomali assured Hamid of extending Tajikistan's support to Bangladesh in resolving the Rohingya crisis.

He also stressed the need to boost regional cooperation to fight terrorism.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abul Momen and Tajikistan Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin were present at the meeting.

The president is scheduled to travel to Uzbekistan on June 16 and is expected to return home on June 19.