Today the Secretary-General met with H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
He stated his appreciation for Bangladesh’s active role in the United Nations, including in peacekeeping and peacebuilding.
They exchanged views on the situation in Bangladesh, including the importance of credible and free elections, and the efforts being made in the education and health sectors.
The Secretary-General acknowledged Bangladesh’s hosting of large numbers of refugees from Myanmar. The Prime Minister and the Secretary-General both noted Myanmar’s transition process and the need for common efforts to help resolve the Rohingya situation.