Bangladesh seeks strong US position on Palestinian crisis
Published: 09:03 PM, 17 May 2021
US ambassador to Dhaka Earl Robert Miller met State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam today
Expressing deep concern over the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam expects a strong role from the United States to end the ongoing conflict between the two countries.
Bangladesh's state minister for foreign affairs made the request when US ambassador to Dhaka Earl Robert Miller met him at the Foreign Ministry on Monday.
The state minister for Foreign Ministry informed the US ambassador over the recent meeting of the Executive Council of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen attainted the meeting and called on the UN Security Council to come forward to resolve the Palestinian-Israel conflict as soon as possible. At this time the State Minister reiterated Bangladesh's support for resolving the issues of the two countries.
During the talks, Ambassador Miller told the state minister that the United States would also play a role in providing the highest funding for this year's JRP for the Rohingya. He also said that the United States would continue to support Bangladesh in resolving the Rohingya issue.
At that time, the state minister informed the ambassador that repatriation is the main goal of Bangladesh. The state minister stressed the international support for the Rohingyas displaced in Bhasan Char.
Over getting the vaccine from the US, Robert Earl Miller said that his country is working on an emergency basis. At the time, the ambassador noted the need for a regional system in South Asia for the distribution of vaccines.
Apart from international bilateral issues, the state minister and ambassador also discussed the Rohingya issue, especially the Joint Response Plan (JRP), repatriation and coronavirus.