Dhaka Bureau Policy Times : Foreign Minister of Turkey Mr. Mevlut Cavusoglu has lauded Bangladesh’s progress today (Wednesday 23 December) saying that, Bangladesh has become a rising star in South Asia under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
He made the remarks at a joint briefing with his Bangladesh counterpart Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen at state guest house Padma in Dhaka after their bilateral talks.
The Turkish Foreign Minister said, the Rohingya issue has become a huge burden for Bangladesh and assured Dhaka of Ankara’s continuous support to resolve the crisis. He said the Rohingyas must return to their homeland in a safe, voluntary and dignified manner.
The Turkish Foreign Minister supported the efforts of Bangladesh government to give Rohingyas better living conditions by relocating them to Bhasan Char until repatriation takes place. Turkish Foreign Minister also sought stronger support from the international community in terms of burden sharing not just appreciative words but concrete steps.
Earlier, Bangladesh and Turkish foreign ministers discussed bilateral and regional issues, including Rohingya situation, as the two countries are keen to open a new chapter in their relations with an emphasis on stronger trade and investment relations. The two Foreign Ministers met briefly at the same venue prior to the bilateral meeting.