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UK to continue support BD on Rohingya issue

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Staff Reporter
The United Kingdom has assured Bangladesh of continuing its support over Rohingya issue.
The two countries also discussed implementation of Rohingya return document signed with Myanmar recently.
The issue came up for discussion when State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam met British Prime Minister's Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict and Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Lord Ahmad in Geneva on Tuesday.
"The UK reiterated its support to Bangladesh over Rohingya issue," Shahriar Alam said.
He also said despite the fact arrangement signed; UK will continue to keep the pressure on Myanmar.
He said they also discussed the implementation of recently signed document between Bangladesh and Myanmar on return of Rohingyas from Bangladesh to their homeland.
The meeting was held on the sidelines of UN Human Rights council meeting in Geneva.
The State Minister also held meeting with UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein.
Shahriar Alam appreciated Zeid's speech saying the UN rights chief appreciated efforts taken by Sheikh Hasina government.
The UN rights chief also assured Bangladesh of staying beside the country on Rohingya issue.
Earlier, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein condemned "widespread, systematic and shockingly brutal" attacks against the Rohingya, as well as decades of discrimination and persecution.
He urged a Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on the current situation of the minority Rohingya Muslim population in northern Rakhine State "to take the appropriate action to stop this madness now".