The President of the 72nd session of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, today met with H.E. Mr. Shahidul Haque, the Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh. On the Rohingya issue, the President praised Bangladesh for its generosity as a host country. The President and Foreign Secretary agreed that the Rohingya people need the international community’s protection and strong support and that much more action is needed to address this human tragedy. They discussed the need to guarantee that any returns of the Rohingya to Myanmar are safe and secure. They also spoke about the President’s priorities for the 72nd session, including migration and sustaining peace.


New York

15 February 2018