PV Desk : Calling upon the international community in resolving the Rohingya crisis as it not only destabilizes Bangladesh but also beyond the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said that the voluntary return of the Myanmar nationals to their homeland in safe, security and dignity was the only solution to the problem.

“Voluntary return of the Rohingyas to their homes in the Rakhine state in safety, security and dignity is the only solution to the crisis,” she said while addressing a general discussion on “Upholding “The Badung Principles” to ensure concerted and adequate response to the challenges of contemporary world” at the plenary session of the 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan at Baku Congress Centre on Friday afternoon.

Noting that despite the socio-economic successes, Bangladesh is currently dealing with two challenges—impact of climate change and the Rohingya crisis— the premier added: “The Rohingya crisis is a political one deeply rooted in Myanmar. Thus, its solution has to be found inside Myanmar.”

The premier reminded the international community that the Rohingya crisis could destabilize Bangladesh and beyond it and said, “We are currently hosting over 1.1 million Rohingyas. It has the potential to destabilizing our country and beyond. We are constrained to seek support of the international community in resolving the crisis.”

In this context, the prime minister recalled that India gave shelter to over 10 million Bangladeshi nationals during the Liberation War in 1971.