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21 July, 2018 12:38:45 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 21 July, 2018 11:09:19 AM
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Dhaka urges Berlin
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A Rohingya child carries wood as rain falls at Jamtoli refugee camp in Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar yesterday. AFP photo

Bangladesh has requested Germany to continue to mount pressure on Myanmar to ensure safe and sustainable return of the Rohingyas sheltering in Cox’s Bazar to their homes in Rakhine. The request was made during a meeting between foreign minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali and German state minister of federal foreign office Annen Niels at the state guest house Padma on Thursday, said a foreign ministry press release yesterday.

The German minister lauded humanistic approach of the government and local people of Cox’s Bazaar in managing the Rohingya crisis.

He also appreciated the efforts taken by Bangladesh government for the safety of the Rohingya people in the

Monsoon. Niels assured the continuous support of the German government for the management of the Rohingyas in the camps and political supports to achieve solution to the crisis and safe, sustainable return of the displaced Rohingyas to their own homeland.

The meeting discussed a wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues ranging from bilateral trade, and investment, politics and refugee situation in Europe.

At the beginning, the German state minister praised Bangladesh for its consistent economic growth and enviable socioeconomic development.

The two ministers expressed satisfaction over the steady growth of bilateral trade and investment.

While mentioning that Germany became the biggest trading partners of Bangladesh in the Europe, minister Ali emphasised on the diversification of export items of Bangladesh to Germany.

More than 90 per cent of the exports of Bangladesh to Germany is readymade garments. Niels informed that German

giant SIEMENS is going to be the single largest investors in Bangladesh financing

7 billion euro to generate 8,000mwatt electricity in Payra.

He also thanked Bangladesh government for giving the German Company Veridos, the opportunity to implement e-passport project and expressed happiness the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the home ministry and Veridos on implementation of e-passport project.

The state minister also requested better facilities for German Companies who are working in Bangladesh.

In response, foreign minister Ali assured of all kinds of supports and facilities for the German investors and asked the state minister to encourage their investors to come to Bangladesh. The German minister also conveyed satisfaction of his government about the ongoing cooperation between the two countries on migration management.

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