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Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks international support

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

A Bangladeshi Saturday stressed the need for international help to overcome the in the country and said being the largest nation in South Asia, had a huge role to play in building trust in the region.

Shahanaj Akhter Ranu, the of the Deputy High Commission in the city, said political stability was necessary for economic growth and the non-state refugee issue was having an impact on the neighbouring country.

"We need international help and cooperation to repatriate the to their homeland," she said at the MCCI Logistics Forum.

had more responsibility in building trust in the region, being the largest country in South Asia, Ranu added.

had in the past also sought India's support in handling the Rohingya issue by mounting pressure on to take back the refugees who had taken shelter in the country.

According to the (UN), nearly seven lakh Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar's Rakhine state to since August, 2017.

Bangladesh has accused the government of failing to tackle the concerns over the Rohingya Muslims who fled the country and urged the to take action to ensure their safe return home.

Ranu also called for a faster implementation of the BBIN MVA (The Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Motor Vehicles Agreement) for a greater economic growth in the region.

Bangladesh, and have already given their nod to the operating procedures for the movement of passenger vehicles in the sub-region.

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First Published: Sat, December 01 2018. 16:35 IST