Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has urged the world leaders to take immediate action to resolve the Rohingya crisis.
The foreign minister came up with the remark, during phone call with UK State Minister Lord Ahmad. The UK minister requested to give shelter to the Rohingyas who were floating in sea after failing to enter the country.
Momen said, "Bangladesh, despite of being a developing country and with limited resources, has already sheltered 1.1 million Rohingyas and shelter to the 500 Rohingya is very little compared to that."
"The Royal Ships of the United Kingdom can rescue and shelter the Rohingyas. Other countries of the world, especially the developed countries, should come forward to help the Rohingyas," Foreign Minister told Lord Ahmad.
"Military operations are still underway on in Myanmar and many Rohingyas are being killed. The remaining Rohingyas may again try to enter Bangladesh. Even then, various countries including the European Union are investing in Myanmar. Human rights organizations are not active about this," he added.
Dr Momen also urged UK to set special fund to save Bangladesh's garments sector in the time of Covid-19 outbreak.
Bangladesh will send medical supports to the United Kingdom for coronavirus, said the Foreign Minister.