COX’S BAZAR: Visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Sunday Bangladesh has set an example of humanity by giving shelter to more than one million Rohingya people, reports UNB.
He highly appreciated the Bangladesh government and its people for the generosity and humanitarian gesture. “Bangladesh truly deserves appreciation for that.”
The Indonesian president made the remarks while visiting Rohingya camp in the district.
Since August 25, over 688,000 Rohingyas have fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh.
Widodo visited Indonesian government-run field hospital, children education centre and water supply facilities in the camp.He also presented some toys to Rohingya children.
Indonesian First Lady Iriana Widodo and Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, among others, were present at that time.
The Indonesian President arrived at Cox’s Bazar Airport around 1:00pm and reached Jamtali Rohingya camp in Ukhia at around 2:30pm.
He interacted with a number of children and Rohingya women at that time and listened to the horrific tales of tortures they faced.
Earlier, the Indonesian President reiterated his country’s support to safe, dignified return of the displaced people to Rakhine.
President Widodo appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for sheltering over a million displaced persons from Rakhine State.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina appreciated Indonesia’s supportive role, including the humanitarian assistance for the displaced people from Rakhine sheltered in Bangladesh.