Norway for addressing Rohingyas’ citizenship issue

At a recent meeting between Norway and Bangladesh, Norway expressed concerns over the Rohingya crisis and gratitude towards Bangladesh for providing shelter for the refugees.

Kutupalong Refugee Camp hosting the Rohingyan refugees. Photo: John Owens

At a meeting between Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh Shahidul Haque and the Norwegian counterpart Wegger Strommen, Norway expressed concerns about the ongoing Rohingyan crisis and the following violations of human rights.

The meeting was held in Oslo at the invitation of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to The Independent Bangladesh.

Wegger Strommen expressed Norwegian government’s deep appreciation for Bangladesh’s commendable role for providing shelter to 1.1 million displaced Rohingyas.

He focused on the need for quick and full implementation of the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, which is chaired by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Foreign Secretary Haque acknowledged Norway´s political and humanitarian support for the Rohingyas and stressed the need for sustained and intensified international pressure on Myanmar for a durable solution of this protracted crisis, whereby the Rohingyas could return to the Northern Rakhine State of Myanmar.

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