Bangladeshi foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has urged Canada to provide financial assistance to The Gambia for the Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar in the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
According to a Bangladeshi foreign ministry press release, Minister Momen made the request during a meeting with Canadian International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan on Monday in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic ties of the two countries.
During the discussion, Momen encouraged Canada to take the lead in resolving the Rohingya crisis, warning that their prolonged stay might pose a significant security risk and lead to regional instability owing to the growth of extremism and terrorism in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.
The foreign minister commended Canada for its constant political and humanitarian assistance to the displaced and persecuted Rohingyas and the ongoing genocide case before the International Court of Justice.
The Canadian minister praised Bangladesh for hosting over one million displaced Rohingyas and agreed that the ultimate solution must be safe repatriation.
He stated that solid international efforts for repatriation should continue and that Canada will continue to provide political and humanitarian support.