Dhaka: As per media reports on Friday, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought continued support of the European Union to ensure the safe and dignified return of the Rohinya refugees back to Myanmar.
“The Bangladesh Prime Minister thanked the EU members, including Italy, for their support to the cause of the Rohingya,” The Daily Star newspaper quoted a joint statement issued on Thursday after talks between Hasina and her Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte in Rome, as saying.
After the meeting, Hasina”s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said both sides welcomed the January 23 decision of International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the Rohingya crisis. In its January ruling, the ICJ directed Myanmar to prevent the alleged genocide against the Muslim minority community.
The court said Myanmar must “take all measures within its power to prevent the commission of all acts” described by the convention.
Following a wave of persecution and violence in Myanmar, nearly 738,000 Rohingya refugees are living in camps in Bangladesh since August 25, 2017 which the UN has described as a textbook example of ethnic cleansing and possible genocide.