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Speaker seeks Swiss assistance over Rohingya crisis
Dhaka, 7 Feb, Abnews: Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina introduced a new path of humanity giving shelter to displaced Rohingyas, and sought assistance from the Swiss government to build global opinion and denounce the “acts against humanity and violation of human rights” in a bid to reach a permanent solution to the Rohingya crisis.
 
Dr Shirin said these when the Swiss President Alain Berset called on her office in Dhaka on Wednesday.
 
During the meeting, different bilateral issues, including Rohingya, economic and infrastructural development, poverty alleviation, social security net and women empowerment were discussed.
 
The speaker also thanked Swiss President for visiting Kutupalang camps in Cox’s Bazar to insight into the ongoing humanitarian crisis of Rohingyas, said a handout of Parliament Secretariat on Wednesday.
 
Alain Berset praised Bangladesh for its hospitality and giving shelter to displaced Rohinygas.
 
He also gave assurance of providing assistance in solving Rohingya problem and stand beside Bangladesh in permanent repatriation of Rohingyas.
 
Senior secretary of National Parliament Secretariat Dr Md Abdur Rob Hawlader, Swiss ambassador in Dhaka Rene Holestine and other senior officials, were present during the visit, among others. – BSS
 
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