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British MPs reaffirm solidarity with Rohingyas in Bangladesh

Khalid Umar Malik
24 Jan 2022, 09:23 GMT+10

DHAKA, Bangladesh - A delegation of British MPs reaffirmed their cooperation with the Rohingyas and told them that they would continue to support them in their rightful demands for citizenship, security, and freedom of movement in Myanmar.

According to a foreign ministry release, they made the remarks today during a meeting with Rohingya leaders at the camps in Kutupalong. The party also paid a visit to the Rohingya refugee camp at Bhashan Char.

The U.K. Conservative Party MPs Thomas Patrick Hunt and Paul Bristow stated that the British people, mainly British Muslims, were deeply concerned about the Rohingya crisis. The international community owed it to this large group of people Bangladesh supports.

MP Bristow recalled the U.K.'s 320 million Euros in humanitarian aid since 2017 when 750,000 Rohingya fled a military crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine State.

He stated that the U.K. would continue to press the issue of further improving the Rohingya's living conditions while they awaited repatriation.

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