Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque has urged that the Rohingya influx into Bangladesh might arise as a security issue in the region and the country should find a peaceful solution by engaging in international talk as soon as possible. He said this at a city hotel during a dialogue with a panel of experts on 14 October.
"We will continue to build pressure on Myanmar. We are going everywhere. We are going to all countries," he said.
He also said Bangladesh is doing everything possible to find a solution to this ongoing crisis created by Myanmar.
"We have a very articulated policy," Foreign Secretary Haque said adding that Bangladesh is intensifying diplomatic efforts through multilateral and international forums and international organizations.
Earlier, the speakers emphasized on intensifying diplomatic efforts through multilateral and international forums in order to end the crisis.
The initiative to set up a separate desk at the Foreign Ministry to deal with Russia, China and India on Rohingya issue is being considered.
Cosmos Foundation arranged the dialogue on “Domestic, Regional and International Dimensions of the Rohingya Issue: Dealing with a Man-made Crisis” to highlight the issue and offer some solutions to the crisis.
A panel of experts included CR Abrar of Dhaka University, major general (retd.) Muniruzzaman of the Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies, and Shahedul Anam Khan of The Daily Star.
The workshop was chaired by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, a former foreign affairs advisor to the caretaker government of Bangladesh and a principal research fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) in Singapore.
Cosmos Foundation chairman Enayetullah Khan delivered a welcome speech.