Qatar has expressed its interest to assist Bangladesh in resolving the Rohingya refugee problem with Myanmar, reports BSS.
Qatari Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani expressed the interest in a letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Qatari Foreign Minister's Special Envoy Dr Mutlaq bin Majed Al Qahtani handed over the letter to Sheikh Hasina at her official Ganabhaban residence in the capital on Thursday evening.
In the letter, he said, the Qatari prime minister invited his Bangladesh counterpart to visit the Gulf state.
Accepting the invitation, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that she would visit Qatar at a mutually convenient time.
During the meeting, the Qatari Foreign Minister's Special Envoy expressed concern over the Rohingya refugee crisis, saying, "We should work for a solution for lasting peace."
In response, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that Bangladesh has very good relations with Myanmar. "We share information and there have been high official-level visits," she said.
Referring to the signing of the CHT Peace Treaty during her tenure in 1997, the prime minister said that the insurgents that time surrendered their arms before her without involvement of others.
Sheikh Hasina also extended greetings to Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Qatari Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.
Dr Mutlaq highly lauded Bangladesh's stunning socioeconomic development under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.