Shahriar seeks OIC support to place Rohingya issue in UNGA

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DHAKA, Sept 11, 2018 (BSS) – State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md
Shahriar Alam today called upon the member states of Organisation of Islamic
Cooperation (OIC) to raise voice over Rohingya issue during the upcoming UN
General Assembly (UNGA).

He made the call while a 16-member delegation of the Parliamentary Union of
the OIC Member States (PUIC) met him in the capital.

They discussed the Rohingya issue and the role the OIC parliaments can play
in resolving Rohingya crisis.

The visiting Members of Parliament and PUIC Secretary General Prof Dr
Mahmud Erol Klilic expressed their gratitude to Bangladesh for its stance
taken by the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in providing food,
shelter, healthcare and other humanitarian support to more than one million
Rohingyas who forcibly displaced from Myanmar.

Shahriar appreciated the support of the brotherly OIC member states in
addressing the humanitarian crisis emerged by unprecedented exodus of
Rohingyas into Bangladesh over a very short period.

He informed the delegation of various steps taken by the government for
safe repatriation of the displaced Rohingya people.

The delegation comprising of MPs from seven member states of the PUIC –
Algeria, Iran, Malaysia, Morocco, Sudan and Turkey – will visit Rohingya
camps in Cox’s Bazar tomorrow (Wednesday).

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