New York, Sep 28 (Just News): The United Nations (UN) hoped that the next general elections in Bangladesh will be fair and the participatory one.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said this hope in a meeting with the Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina in New York.
The meeting was held in the UN secretary general’s meeting room at the UN headquarters on Thursday afternoon.
After the meeting, Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque briefed reporters.
On the election issue, Guterres hoped that the next general elections in Bangladesh will be a participatory one.
Mentioning his visits to Bangladesh for a number of times, the UN secretary general said he loves the country very much.
Guterres highly praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s stance on the question of the Rohingyas.
While talking about the Rohingya issue, the UN secretary general said the Myanmar government should start repatriation and proper rehabilitation of the Rohingyas as soon as possible.
The prime minister briefed him on different aspects of development of Bangladesh.
Guterres underscored the need for facing the climate change unitedly and requested Sheikh Hasina to continue her leadership on this issue.
Later, President of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the bilateral meeting room at the UN headquarters.
Mentioning that the ICRC is also working in the Northern Rakhaine state of Myanmar, the prime minister urged the organisation to play a strong role in repatriation and rehabilitation of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas properly.
Later, President of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa Graces paid a courtesy call on the prime minister at the President’s office.