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Rohingya crisis

Dhaka seeks pro-active role of WHO

UNB

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali yesterday hoped that the World Health Organization (WHO) will continue to play a pro-active role in promoting the health and welfare of Rohingyas as well as substantive role in their safe, voluntary, dignified and sustainable repatriation to Myanmar, reports UNB.

He also appreciated the WHO for providing support in rendering life-saving health services and capacity building of existing health care structure in Cox's Bazar for the Rohingyas. WHO  Representative in Bangladesh Dr Bardan Jung Rana presented his credentials to Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Dr Rana highly appreciated the exemplary progress made by Bangladesh in the health sector in the recent years. Accepting the credentials of WHO Representative, Minister Ali welcomed him to Bangladesh and wished him success in his responsibilities. The Minister assured him of all out support from the government.

During the meeting with the WHO Representative, Foreign Minister conveyed his appreciation of WHO for developing the Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) for Bangladesh with a view to strengthening the health system and improving health services for the people in Bangladesh. The new WHO Representative is a Nepalese national, who has a long distinguished career of over a decade with WHO and previously served in the India, Indonesia and Pakistan in various capacities, said the Foreign Ministry.

 

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