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OIC urges UNSC to take immediate action on Rohingya crisis

| Updated: October 17, 2017 09:56:49


OIC urges UNSC to take immediate action on Rohingya crisis

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation called upon the United Nations Security Council to take “immediate action” on Myanmar to stop the Rohingya crisis.

 

The ogranisation also urged the adoption of a resolution by the ongoing 72nd session of the UN General Assembly on the plight of Rohingya Muslims who are facing atrocities by the security forces, reports bdnews24.com.

 

The OIC contact group on Myanmar unanimously adopted a resolution in a meeting on the sidelines of the general assembly, according to the Bangladesh foreign ministry.

 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the meeting presented a six-point proposal that includes their safe return to Myanmar, ending ‘state propaganda’ that labelled the ethnic group as ‘Bengalis’ and implementation of the Kofi Annan report.

 

The meeting also requested the OIC secretary general to make arrangements for a high-level delegation to visit Myanmar to discuss mutual concerns and the crisis, according to the resolution.

 

They also called upon the government of Myanmar to receive the delegation and facilitate the visit.

 

The meeting also requested the OIC secretary general to continue to explore initiatives with the UN secretary general and the ASEAN secretary general to engage with the government of Myanmar in resolving the plight of Rohingyas.

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