Turkish Interior Minister in Cox`s Bazar to visit Rohingyas
Published: 10:52 AM, 8 January 2022 Updated: 01:18 PM, 8 January 2022
Turkish Interior Minister Solaiman Soylu at the Cox`s Bazar International Airport
Turkish Interior Minister Solaiman Soylu has arrived in Cox's Bazar to visit Rohingyas who have taken shelter in Bangladesh from Myanmar.
He arrived at Cox's Bazar International Airport directly from Istanbul, Turkey by a special flight at 8:00 am on Saturday.
State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md Enamur Rahman received the Turkish Minister at the airport.
Chattogram Divisional Commissioner Kamrul Hasan, Chattogram Range DIG of Police Anwar Hossain, Cox's Bazar Deputy Commissioner Mamunur Rashid, Superintendent of Police Hasanuzzaman and officials of Turkish Embassy Bangladesh were present on the occasion.
From the airport, Solaiman Soylu will go to the Rohingya camp in Ukhiya. He will visit the Turkish Field Hospital located in Rohingya Camp No- 9 and will take part in the inaugural ceremony of various activities including tree planting there.
Afterward, the Turkish Interior Minister will inspect the ongoing projects run by various development and voluntary organizations of Turkey with humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya people sheltered in Camp-17, as well as exchange views with the Rohingyas.
Solaiman Soylu will return from the Ukhiya Rohingya camp and leave Cox's Bazar for Dhaka by a special flight at noon.
According to the schedule, the Turkish Home Minister will have a meeting with State Minister for Relief Dr Mo Enamur Rahman at a hotel in the capital in the afternoon. The meeting will discuss humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees and disaster management. Solaiman Soylu will then hold a bilateral meeting with Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.
An agreement on security and counter-terrorism cooperation is expected to be signed between the two countries' police forces after the meeting, a Home Ministry official said.
A 20-member delegation led by the Turkish Interior Minister is scheduled to leave Dhaka for Turkey on Saturday night.