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Myanmar now in toughest international pressure: Quader

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Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said Myanmar is now experiencing the toughest international pressure to agree for repatriation of the Rohingyas.

Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said Myanmar is now experiencing the toughest international pressure to agree for repatriation of the Rohingyas.

“After the pragmatic move made by PM Sheikh Hasina, Myanmar is now experiencing the toughest international pressure to agree for repatriation of the Rohingyas, so it cannot be termed as a diplomatic failure,” he said.

The minister was speaking at a discussion marking the National Mourning Day organised by BRTC Sramik Karmachari League at the Institution of Diploma Engineers in Dhaka. 

He said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is continuing her attempt to repatriate Rohingya refugees to their homeland peacefully.

Quader, also Awami League general secretary, said it would be wrong to think that Myanmar has no powerful friends as the country has long been in an autocratic regime.

He added: “Rather, the country has many powerful friends, as today’s world is dependent on economic diplomacy, and amid such consequences, I think, diplomacy of our premier is going to be successful as the UN along with many European countries are now extending support to us.”

The AL leader said this two days after the failure of the second repatriation attempt of the Rohingyas

Over 700,000 Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh escaping a brutal crackdown by the Myanmar army in Rahkine state of Myanmar since August 2017.

 

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