Momen seeks Russian support in Rohingya repatriation
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Momen seeks Russian support in Rohingya repatriation

Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen sought Russian support in the early repatriation of forcefully displaced persecuted Rohingya from Bangladesh to their land of origin in the Rakhine state of Myanmar.        

On Sunday (12 September), he made the urge while newly appointed Russian ambassador to Bangladesh Alexander Vikentyevich Mantytskiy called on him at the foreign ministry here, a foreign ministry press release said here. 

Welcoming the new envoy, Dr. Momen expected that the Russian foreign minister would visit Bangladesh to attend the inauguration of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in 2023.

As the Russian ambassador proposed celebrating 50-year diplomatic ties between Bangladesh and Russia, Dr. Momen said that the two countries could chalk out the joint program marking the milestone.      

The foreign minister termed Bangladesh-Russia ties as a special one and said the countrymen recalled the Russian support during the country’s great liberation war and its rebuilding efforts after the war.

Dr. Memon recalled that Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibu Rahman had visited Russia in March of 1972, just after the independence of the country, to express his gratitude to the Russian government and its people for their support during the Liberation War of Bangladesh.

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