Asean can play role in addressing Rohingya crisis: Foreign Minister

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14 November, 2017 20:06 PM

Asean can play role in addressing Rohingya crisis: Foreign Minister

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Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Tuesday said Asean, as a successful regional body, could play an important role in addressing the Rohingya crisis. 

He also sought Singapore’s support in the effort for the early repatriation of forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals from Bangladesh and also for securing a durable solution to the Rohingya problem, reports UNB.

New High Commissioner of Singapore to Bangladesh Derek LohEu-Tse met the Foreign Minister and discussed the issue.

Greeting the new High Commissioner, the Foreign Minister expressed satisfaction over the existing close relations between Bangladesh and Singapore. 

He stressed further deepening of bilateral cooperation in trade, investment and other areas of mutual interest. 

The Foreign Minister particularly encouraged Singaporean investment in the energy and infrastructure sectors of Bangladesh. 

The High Commissioner reiterated Singapore’s interest in the Power generation and LNG sector, Airport and Port development, and management areas.

They have discussed the Prime Minister’s expected visit to Singapore early next year.
The High Commissioner also met State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahariar Alam on the same day, said the Foreign Ministry here.

They concentrated more on enhancing bilateral trade and investment, particularly on attracting Singapore investment in the infrastructure, LNG and financial service sectors.