DHAKA: A resolution on the situation of human rights of the Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar has been adopted at the Unites Nations (UN).
The resolution received 140 votes in its favour, 9 votes against the resolution with 32 abstention.
Bangladesh thanked all the member states for the support extended in the adoption of this resolution, particularly to the members of the OIC and EU.
“We thank all the delegations for the constructive approach with which they engaged during the negotiations,” Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Masud Bin Momen said while reading out the statement at the 74th UNGA on Thursday at the UN headquarters, New York.
Masud Bin Momen said Dhaka is confident that with the member states’ understanding and support and through the overwhelming show of solidarity for the cause of the Rohingyas that they just expressed through the adoption of the resolution, Bangladesh would be able to resolve the repatriation issue.
Masud said Dhaka would expect that the international community work for its implementation at the soonest.
“In this connection, I wish to draw your attention to the very constructive proposals of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made at the high-level week earlier this year, which included demonstration of clear political will, deployment of civilian monitors as confidence builders and creation of conducive environment, among others,” he added.
The statement read an early and sustainable solution would be in the best interest of all concerned. Such a solution would relieve Bangladesh of the huge burden it is bearing presently.
“We look at this resolution not as a typical country specific resolution. We see it as a symbol of ‘custodianship’ of the international community to facilitate voluntary repatriation of the Rohingyas to their place of abode in Rakhine in safety, security and dignity through a bilateral process,” Masud said.
BDST: 1650 HRS, NOV 15, 2019