Dhaka – The US envoy in Dhaka has assured Bangladesh of putting more pressure on Myanmar to take back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in northern Rakhine state two years ago.
Earl R Miller, the US ambassador to Bangladesh, came up with the assurance when he met with senior Bangladeshi minister Obaidul Quader at his office on Sunday.
He also extended his country’s support to steps Bangladesh had taken for safe and dignified repatriation of the refugees, Quader, the Road Transport and Bridges Minister, told reporters after the meeting.
The US envoy lauded Bangladesh for giving shelter to the forcibly displaced Rohingya.
“Bangladesh has set a rare example of humanity,” the envoy was quoted saying by the minister
The US ambassador also wanted to know about the government’s strong position against few non-government organizations working at the Rohingya camps.
Quader responded to his query saying that the government had been investigating the allegation brought against those controversial organizations.
“They took permission from the government for holding a prayer session but held a big rally. The government is looking into the allegations,” Quader said adding that Bangladesh had been facing different problems because of influx of the refugees.