Bangladeshi students in Kyrgyzstan’s capital are safe: Foreign Minister

Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Hasan Mahmud has said that there have been no reports of serious injuries or casualties among Bangladeshi students regarding the recent attacks on foreign students by locals in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.

“Our ambassador, stationed in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the neighboring country, has been asked to go there. He will reach Bishkek in the afternoon (local time), inquire about Bangladeshi students and hold talks with the Kyrgyz Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Interior and relevant authorities to take appropriate steps,” the foreign minister said.

Hasan spoke to journalists at his ministry in Segunbagicha in Dhaka on Monday afternoon.

Asked about the open letter from a student requesting repatriation, the minister replied that no student had made such a request.

He also said he will meet Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong on Tuesday afternoon during her visit to Dhaka.

The meeting, which will take place at the Padma State Guest House, will focus on bilateral issues including Australian investment in Bangladesh, migration in Bangladesh, seasonal labour, the welfare of expatriates there, and cooperation on energy and environmental conservation, the added Minister of Foreign Affairs added. .