The Netherlands has assured Bangladesh of focusing on Rohingya crisis during their chairmanship of the UN Security Council in March this year, says Secretary-General of its Foreign Ministry Yoka Brandt.
The Rohingya issue came up for discussion at the Foreign Office Consultations (FOC).
Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque and Secretary-General of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yoka Brandt led the respective delegations at the FOC held on Tuesday.
Bangladesh Foreign Secretary appreciated the Netherlands for their support to Bangladesh on the Rohingya crisis at the UN.
Furthermore, the Dutch Secretary General highly appreciated Bangladesh for giving shelter to the Rohingyas from Myanmar to Bangladesh.
Expressing deep appreciation to Bangladesh for supporting the Dutch non-permanent membership at the UN Security Council for 2018, the Dutch Secretary General highlighted that during their UN Security Council membership, the Netherlands will focus on prevention of conflict, accountability for atrocity crimes and reform of UN peacekeeping operations.
Accordingly, the Dutch government reiterated their resolve to make the perpetrators accountable for their deeds.
Bangladesh and the Netherlands agreed to strengthen knowledge and innovation driven broad-based partnership for sustainable development.