UN again calls for peaceful solution

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has emphasised the need for finding a solution to the current situation in Bangladesh.

The UN High Commissioner made the remarks when the Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali met him at his office Zeid-Raad-Zeid-al-Hussein-014in Geneva.

While briefing the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights about the current spate of violence in Bangladesh, the Foreign Minister said some of the recent acts of BNP-Jamaat are almost identical to terror tactics used by ISIS and other extreme forces.

The Foreign Minister highlighted the government’s steadfast commitment to contain the violence and ensure protection of people in general.

The Foreign Minister invited the High Commissioner to visit Bangladesh at a convenient time, which he readily accepted.

On the same day, Mahmood Ali was received by Ambassador Swing, the Director General at the Headquarters of the International Organization for Migration.

The minister handed over a cheque of US $ 1 million as Bangladesh’s contribution to the IOM Emergency Fund at a simple ceremony.

He praised the role of IOM in promoting migration around the world.

Mahmood Ali particularly thanked IOM for the support given to Bangladesh during the urgent repatriation of 17,410 Bangladeshis from Egypt and Tunisia.

Thanking the Foreign Minister, the Director General said the contribution represented the growing partnership between IOM and Bangladesh.

Foreign Minister Mahmood Ali is on a four-day visit to Geneva beginning 3 March to attend the High Level segment of the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council.