Sunday 4, June 2023

OIC Council unanimously adopts resolution on Rohingya

Time Digital Report: The OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Islamabad today unanimously adopted a resolution on the "Situation of the Rohingya Muslim Community in Myanmar" to keep the momentum in exerting continuous pressure on Myanmar authorities.

The resolution came at the 48th Council of Foreign Ministers' meeting two days after the Biden Administration determined violence against the Rohingyas as genocide.

Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen led a five-member delegation including Bangladesh's envoys to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and the senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The theme of the meeting was "Partnering for Unity, Justice and Development" where several political, economic, social, cultural, and security issues were discussed.

In his speech at the meeting, Foreign Secretary Momen reiterated Bangladesh's continued engagements with the OIC, which has always been guided by the principles of peace, prosperity, and development.

He expressed Bangladesh's strong commitment to establishing a peace process for Palestine, denouncing Islamophobia, hate crimes against Muslims, stop all forms of terrorism including financing in terrorism, radicalization, and violent extremism.

The foreign secretary particularly stressed taking proactive a role by the member states and international actors to address the Rohingya issue and urged to remain involved to put continuous pressure on Myanmar authorities to ensure safe and dignified return of the Rohingyas to their homeland.

He also called on the member states to voluntarily contribute to the fund created by OIC to run the case against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice.

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