Bangladesh seeks European Parliament’s help to repatriate Myanmar refugees

Sun Online Desk     13th May, 2017 10:59:02

Bangladesh has requested the European Parliament (EP) to help the Rohingyas to get back their Myanmar citizenship with full rights, responsibilities and dignity, reports BSS.

Rohingyas fleeing from Rakhine, Myanmar to Teknaf, Bangladesh

Law Minister Anisul Huq and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam made the request when they met European Parliament members at the European Parliament in Brussels of Belgium on Thursday, a foreign ministry press release said on Friday.

The two ministers also briefed the European Parliament MPs about the recently enacted Child Marriage Restraint Act 2017 and explained the rationale of the law, its relevance, and how the society already has seen the positive results after enactment of this law.

They also tried to dispel any misgiving the European Parliament MPs might have because of misinformation.

The two ministers briefed the MPs on the development initiatives and achievements of Bangladesh during the last few years.

The law minister apprised the parliament members about the stable and sustainable growth rate that has been achieved by Bangladesh under the present government.

The law minister also apprised the MPs about the current state of play regarding the proposed EPZ labor law and informed that further negotiations would take place on the draft law.

The discussion was focused on the labor law and the child marriage restrain law of Bangladesh.


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