Egypt to help Bangladesh repatriate Rohingyas, says its envoy
Publish- February 17, 2021, 08:07 PM
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Egyptian Ambassador in Dhaka Haytham Ghobashy on Wednesday said his country will continue its support to Bangladesh to send back the forcibly-displaced Rohingya people to their place of origin in Myanmar.
The newly-appointed envoy came up with the assurance when he made a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban.
The envoy said Egyptian business firms could expand their business in Bangladesh along with the relocation of their factories and Bangladesh’s support is needed to establish industry here.
Responding to it positively, the Prime Minister said they can do it in the special economic zones of Bangladesh. A lucrative market is here for foreign entrepreneurs as they can avail of the opportunity of grabbing a big market in South Asia, she added.
The envoy said Egypt will collaborate with Bangladesh in fighting international terrorism.
The Prime Minister told him that her government has a “zero-tolerance policy” against terrorism in its all forms.
Stating that there is no room of terrorism in the name of Islam, she said her government is constructing 560 model mosques across the country to spread the real messages of Islam.
The envoy said Egypt alongside other Eastern Mediterranean countries has made a platform called “Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum” for cooperation in natural gas, and urged Bangladesh to become an observer.
Lauding Bangladesh’s tremendous economic development under Sheikh Hasina’s leadership, he also laid emphasis on exchange of visits by trade bodies and businessmen to boost bilateral trade and commerce.
Prime Minister’s Office Secretary Md Tofazzel Hossain Miah and Military Secretary to the Prime Minister Major General Naquib Ahmed Chowdhury were present.