Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said 1.1 million Rohingyas, citizens of Myanmar who fled here in the face of persecution, are not only a threat to the security for Bangladesh but also for the region.
The Prime Minister said this while speaking at the inaugural function of a three-day-long ‘Dhaka Global Dialogue’ on Monday.
Government think-tank Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) and India’s Observer Research Foundation (ORF) are jointly organising the dialogue at Hotel InterContinental.
In her speech, she also urged the world community to take appropriate measures for sustainable repatriation of the Rohingyas for regional security and development, saying peace and harmony are essential for the prosperity of the region.
Over 150 delegates from over 50 countries are taking part in the dialogue to discuss, ideate and debate the most pressing global imperatives.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, President of Observer Research Foundation, India Dr Samir Saran and Director General of Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) Major General AKM Abdur Rahman also spoke at the function.