Bangladesh seeks more support from Singapore, Asean for Rohingya repatriation


Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen has sought further support from Singapore and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) for early repatriation of Rohingyas from Bangladesh to their homeland Myanmar.

Masud made the call as Derek Loh, non-resident high commissioner of Singapore to Bangladesh, met him at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka on Thursday.

The foreign secretary also exchanged greetings marking the golden jubilee of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

He hoped that the multifaceted bilateral relations would grow further with expanded engagements in many areas of cooperation.

Masud also emphasized kickstarting a formal negotiation process to sign a free trade agreement between the two countries.