Bangladesh praises Indonesia for its aid to Rohingyas

Hong Kong (ANTARA News) - The Bangladeshi government has praised and thanked Indonesia for its assistance to Muslim Rohingyas sheltered in a refugee camp in Coxs Bazaar, Bangladesh.

"Our country is highly pleased to receive the visit by His Excellency, President (Joko Widodo). Its a great honor for us," Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abul Hasan Hassan Mahmood Ali was quoted by his Indonesian counterpart, Retno Marsudi, as saying during a meeting with President Joko Widodo at Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon in Dhaka on Saturday.

Meanwhile, President Joko Widodo lauded good cooperation between Indonesia and Bangladesh as friendly countries.

The cooperation is particularly related to intensive communication between the foreign ministers of the two countries in handling humanitarian crisis in Myanmars Rakhine state and its impact on Bangladesh, he said.

"I have received a lot of reports from my foreign minister about good cooperation between Indonesia and Bangladesh," the president said.

He also praised Bangladesh for accommodating Rohingya refugees from Rakhine state.

As a friendly country, Indonesia has tried to alleviate Bangladeshs burden by sending humanitarian aid to the Rohingya refugees, he said.

"We also thank (Bangladesh) for allowing Indonesian humanitarian workers to assist (Rohingyas) in refugee camp in Coxs Bazaar," the president said in a statement sent by the presidential secretariats deputy for protocol, press and media affairs, Bey Machmudin to diterima Antara.

During the meeting, Presiden Joko Widodo was accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, and Indonesian Ambassador to Bangladesh Rina Soemarno.

Source: ANTARA News

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