Bangladesh turned down US request, asked to give refuge to Afghan citizens

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Bangladesh turned down US request, asked to give refuge to Afghan citizens
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Dhaka. Bangladesh has rejected the US request in which the US had asked Bangladesh to give refuge to Afghan citizens. Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abdul Momin has said that Bangladesh is already facing the problem of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar and in such a situation it cannot accept Afghan citizens as refugees. The US, through diplomatic liaison sources, had urged Bangladesh to give asylum to Afghan nationals. Bangladesh has already made it clear that it will support any government in Afghanistan that will be elected by the Afghan people.

On the other hand, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has called for the formation of a new, unified, and representative government in Afghanistan through inclusive consultations, in which women are fully dominated. The UNSC said there is a need to ensure that the Taliban or any other Afghan group does not support terrorists operating from any other country. The 15-member Security Council had an emergency meeting on Monday after the Taliban took complete control of Afghanistan on Sunday.

President Ashraf Ghani has left the country amid rapidly changing developments in the war-ravaged country, while fears of the Taliban’s rule have taken to the streets in large numbers trying to reach the airport to leave the country. This is the second meeting of the UNSC on Afghanistan in the last 10 days. This meeting was currently held under the chairmanship of the President of the Council, Nation India. After the meeting, the members of the council in a statement have appealed to stop all kinds of conflict/violence immediately. At the same time, he called for the formation of a new, unified, integrated and representative government in Afghanistan “through inclusive consultations, in which women are fully dominated”.

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