UAE State Minister for International Cooperation, H.E. Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy visited a Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar today.
Shealso visited Rohingya refugee communities and UAE sponsored Malaysian Field Hospital in Ukhiya, Coz’s Bazar.
Later, he paid a courtesy calledon the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganabhaban. During the meeting, both the PM and the UAE State Minister expressed their firm optimism that Bangladesh and UAE will remain further engaged in mutually cooperative and supportive partners for development and prosperity.Rohingya crisis was also an issue of the discussion.
She also met Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen, MP.
H.E Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, is also the Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, accompanied by Assistant Minister of International Cooperation H.E. Sultan AL Shamsi, Office Manager Minister of State of International Cooperation, UAE.
She also called on UNHCR Representative in Bangladesh Mr.Steven Corlliss and Senior Advisor to the Representative of World Food Programme, Naila Sattar. They discussed severity ofRohingya situation and to assess the humanitarian needs of the refugees.
It is mention that from the beginning of the Rohingya crisis, UAE has extended its support to emergency food relief for Rohingya women and children refugees in Bangladesh thorough UNHCR, Sharjah Media Corporation (SMC), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Big Heart Foundation, Hope Foundation, Kuwait Society for Relief, Khalifa Foundation, Red Crescent, UAE etc.
UAE Ambassador to Bangladesh Saed Mohammed ALMheiri and Deputy Head of the Mission of UAE to Bangladesh Mr. Abdulla Ali AlHmoudi and Director General(UN) MOFA, Bangladesh Ms. Nahida Sobhanaccompanied by UAE delegation while visiting to Cox’s Bazar.
UAE State Ministerarrived in Dhaka on 19th April and expected to leave on April 20.