Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said 1.1 million Rohingya, citizens of Myanmar who fled here in the face of persecution, are not only a threat to the security for Bangladesh but also for the region.
"I urge the world community to take appropriate action realising the gravity of the threat," she said while inaugurating the three-day Dhaka Global Dialogue.
Government think-tank Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS), and India's Observer Research Foundation (ORF) are jointly organising the dialogue at Hotel InterContinental.
"Growth, development and Indo-Pacific" is the theme of the dialogue. Over 150 international participants are taking part for keynote presentations, panel discussions, speed talks and live casts.
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and ORF President Samir Saran also spoke at the programme. BIISS Director General AKM Abdur Rahman delivered the welcome speech.