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UN, WB chiefs likely to visit Bangladesh to see Rohingya situation

Sun Online Desk     19th June, 2018 01:02:40 printer

UN, WB chiefs likely to visit Bangladesh to see Rohingya situation

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim are likely to be in Dhaka on a two-day visit on July 1 mainly to see the Rohingya situation in Cox’s Bazar district.

 

They will also hold meetings with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Finance Minister AMA Muhith if the visit takes place, a diplomatic source said on Monday.

 

Foreign Ministry sources, however, said such visit is in discussion but could not give any specific date yet.

 

The World Bank may provide Bangladesh with a grant worth around $200 million to help tackle the ongoing Rohingya crisis, sources said.

 

Some 700,000 Rohingya crossed the Bangladesh border from Myanmar's Rakhine state since August 25 last year.


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