US reiterates strong stance on resolving Rohingya crisis | 2019-07-20

US reiterates strong stance on resolving Rohingya crisis

Staff Correspondent

20 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The United States has reiterated its strong stance on resolving the Rohingya crisis and holding the Myanmar’s perpetrators accountable for committing the crimes of atrocities against Rohingyas.

US Vice President Mike Pence came up with the remarks at 2nd ministerial meeting on religious freedom hosted by the US Department of State on Thursday.

In his address, Mike Pence expressed concern on the violation of very basic right of the Rohingyas in Myanmar, said a press release.

Foreign Minister Dr. A.K Abdul Momen, also attended the 2nd Ministerial meeting where delegates from 106 countries with about 40 Foreign Ministers attended the meeting at the invitation of Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State.    

Bangladesh Foreign Minister thanked the US government and the international community for extending support to host 1.1 million Rohingyas in Bangladesh.

“Bangladesh has shown generosity at the cost of its own on humanitarian ground” said Dr Momen urging the international community to increase the pressure on Myanmar to take back these people.

Dr. Momen observed that at times certain media is disseminating hatred and violence against selected religious groups.

He called for the media to play a constructive and responsible role in promoting religious freedom.

Therefore, in order to have sustainable peace and stability across nations, he stressed need for creating a mindset of tolerance and respect for people irrespective of religion, ethnicity, colour and background. 

He proposed to host a similar ministerial meeting in Bangladesh in this region.