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Bangladesh warns against lingering Rohingya crisis
The Bangladesh Foreign Minister has said a prolonged Rohingya crisis would encourage formation of pockets of radicalism that could destabilise the South Asian region.
DHAKA: The Bangladesh Foreign Minister has said a prolonged Rohingya crisis would encourage formation of pockets of radicalism that could destabilise the South Asian region.
Speaking at a seminar on "Bangladesh and Human Rights" in Dhaka on Sunday, A.K. Abdul Momen said Rohingya refugees needed to be sent home at the earliest, with safety and security.
"My fear is, if this (Rohingya) problem lingers for a longer time, it may encourage pockets of radicalism and create problems of uncertainty and instability not only for Myanmar and Bangladesh but for the entire region," Momen said.
Momen, a former Bangladesh permanent representative in the United Nations, became foreign minister after the new government headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assumed office in January.
He just returned from his first visit abroad since he took charge to New Delhi.
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