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Rohingya crisis

Most shocking humanitarian disaster: Boris

UNB

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, now in city on a two-day visit, yesterday said the plight of the Rohingya and the suffering they have had to endure is one of the most shocking humanitarian disasters of their time, reports UNB. "This is a man-made tragedy that could be resolved with the right political will, tolerance and cooperation from all those involved," he said in a statement. The British Foreign Secretary said he wants to see and hear for himself the terrible things these people have been through, and he will be talking to State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and other regional leaders about how they can work together to resolve this appalling crisis.

The meeting began at 7:50pm yesterday.

He began a four-day tour to Asia today where he will visit Myanmar and Thailand after visiting Bangladesh.

This is the first official visit by a Foreign Secretary in ten years. He met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before coming to Padma.

British High Commissioner in Dhaka Alison Blake is accompanying the British Foreign Secretary in the meeting.

The Foreign Secretary will also visit a refugee camp on the Bangladesh-Burma border near Cox’s Bazar today.

The Foreign Secretary will see first-hand the conditions of the Rohingya who have fled Burma to refugee camps in Bangladesh and discuss with the Burmese government the steps needed to enable them to return to their homes.

In Burma he will hold talks with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and visit northern Rakhine.

The Foreign Secretary will travel on to Bangkok for talks with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and also meet the chair of the Advisory Board on the Rakhine Advisory Commission, Surakiart Sathirathai.

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