31 May 2023, 00:02
Update : 31 May 2023, 00:05

OIC SG reiterates relentless support in resolving the Rohingya crisis

DHAKA, May 30, 2023 (BSS) - OIC Secretary General Hissein Brahim Taha reiterated OIC’s relentless support in resolving the Rohingya crisis, while visiting the Rohingya Camps in Cox’s Bazar on Monday.

Mentioning Rohingya issue as an important agenda of OIC, the Secretary General highlighted OIC’s firm support to The Gambia led initiative of taking legal recourse for ensuring justice for the forcibly displaced Rohingya people from Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), a foreign ministry’s press release said here tonight.  

Appreciating the support of the OIC Member States for the Rohingya case, the OIC Secretary General expressed concern about the insufficient funding for the case.

He further assured that OIC will continue to encourage its Member States to contribute to the funds for the Rohingya case filled by The Gambia in the ICJ.

The OIC is also working at the international level for ensuring sustainable repatriation of Rohingyas sheltered in Bangladesh, to Myanmar, he added.

Recognizing the Government and people of Bangladesh’s immense generosity shown to the large number of forcibly displaced Rohingya from Myanmar, the OIC Secretary General underscored that burden-sharing is crucial to solve this long-standing crisis.

He appealed to the international community to take more responsibility to ensure favourable conditions for the safe, dignified and sustainable return of all Rohingyas to their homeland, Myanmar.

The OIC Secretary General and his entourage visited Rohingya Camps in Kutupalong, Cox’s Bazar today. The Refugee, Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) welcomed him in the Rohingya Camp in Cox’s Bazar.

During his visit to the Rohingya Camps, the OIC Secretary General exchanged views with the representatives from the Rohingya community.

The Rohingya representatives apprised him of their strong desire to return to their ancestral home safely.

The OIC Secretary General took note of their concerns and assured them of OIC’s support to continue to work closely with Bangladesh to end this humanitarian crisis.

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