Senior Correspondent | Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina, her Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte
ROME, ITALY: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called upon the European Union (EU) including Italy to continue support in ensuring safe and sustainable repatriation of the displaced Rohingyas.
She also expressed thanks to the EU including Italy for their support to the cause of the Rohingyas, said a joint statement.
The nine-point joint statement was issued on the outcomes of bilateral talks between Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte here on Wednesday.
The talks were held at Palazzo Chigi, the official residence of the Italian prime minister, where the two leaders discussed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and expressed satisfaction at the present state of economic cooperation between the two countries, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told reporters earlier.
Both sides welcomed the International Court of Justice’s January 23 decision on the Rohingya crisis, said the statement.
Bangladesh premier called for international community’s support in implementing the decision of International Court of Justice, it said.
Giuseppe Conte expressed Italy’s appreciation for the Bangladeshi management of the Rohingya crisis.
Conte underlined the political and financial support Italy has been delivering through UN agencies to help Bangladesh cope with the humanitarian emergency and encouraged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to continue with the policy of hospitality Bangladesh has followed so far.
The statement said the bilateral talks between the two prime ministers reflected the positive trend of bilateral relations