Dhaka, Nov 06 (BAN/ AD): On Wednesday speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the 15th Meeting of the Governing Council of the South Asia Co-Operative Environment Programme (SACEP) Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said that presence of Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar has made the district 'more vulnerable'.
Momen requested global community to do more to ensure their quick return to Myanmar.
FM said “You all know that we have given shelter to 1.1 million forcefully displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar in our land in Cox’s Bazar. It is in an extremely vulnerable location. Their presence makes it more vulnerable.”
SACEP established in 1982 by the governments of South Asia to promote and support protection, management and enhancement of the environment in the region.
The member countries of SACEP are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Momen said “They themselves have to resolve it. A voluntary return of the Rohingyas to their homes in Rakhine state in safety, security and dignity is the only solution to the crisis.”