Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal urged the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to voice for the repatriation of Rohingyas to their country – Myanmar.
The ADB should raise its voice to Myanmar to take Rohingyas back as the regional lender also works with the Southeast Asian country, the minister said to media after taking part in an ADB Board of Governors meeting at a city hotel in Dhaka today.
Considering its area, Bangladesh is one of the most populated countries in the world, and an additional one million people are an unbearable burden for it, he added.
The ADB suggested Bangladesh to resolve the issue through having discussion with Myanmar.
It is a bilateral issue and both the countries should come to the table of discussion to reach a proper solution to it, Chris Panday, an ADB director and also a member of the ADB delegation, told media.
The six-member delegation was led by In-chang Song, an ADB director. He praised Bangladesh's extensive economic growth in the last one decade.
The ADB has for long been partnering with Bangladesh in its journey towards development. The institution intends to strengthen the relations further, according to ADB representatives.