Bangladesh dismisses Washington’s proposal to host Afghans

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Bangladesh has turned down the US government’s proposal to give temporary relocation shelter to certain Afghans.

According to Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, Afghans worked for US-led entities in troubled Afghanistan.

“We are already in difficulties because we are housing 1.1 million Myanmar refugees,” he claimed.

In a statement issued late Monday, Bangladesh’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked all stakeholders in Afghanistan to maintain peace, calm, and safeguard the safety and security of all, especially foreign nationals.

Bangladesh was keeping a close eye on the rapidly changing situation in Afghanistan, which Dhaka feared may have ramifications for the region and beyond, according to the ministry.

Bangladesh is eager to continue working with the Afghan people and the international community on the country’s socioeconomic development, according to the statement.

NAN

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