British foreign secretary Johnson arrives in Dhaka
February 9th, 2018 at 8:30 pm
British foreign secretary Johnson arrives in Dhaka

Dhaka – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived in Dhaka Friday on a two-day visit to discuss mainly the one of the world’s largest refugee crisis unfolded between Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Bangladesh and Britain would also discuss the prospects of elevating bilateral ties between the two countries during Johnson’s stay in Dhaka, foreign ministry officials said.

The matters relating to the cargo ban imposed on Bangladesh by the UK government in 2016 will also be featured in the discussion as Dhaka has been trying to improve airport security in the past years.

Issues related to Brexit, the Britain’s exit from the European Union, and visa will be discussed with importance.

Johnson is expected to call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and hold a bilateral meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali.

He will also visit Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar to see the plights of the Rohingya refugees.

Nearly 690,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed the border into Bangladesh after Myanmar army launched a crackdown against Muslim insurgents in northern Rakhine state on August 25.

The refugees have been living in squalid camps in south eastern Bangladeshi district of Cox’s Bazar bordering Myanmar.