OIC SG calls for world pressure on Myanmar


Security for Rohingya Muslims

Foreign Ministers of the OIC Member States convened the meeting of the OIC Contact Group on Rohingya Muslims in New York on the margins of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly under the chairmanship of Secretary-General Mr Hissein Brahim Taha.

In his statement, the Secretary-General recalled that for more than twenty years the OIC has been following the issue with serious attention, making earnest efforts to provide unlimited support for the Rohingya in a bid to end their plight.

He stated that it has been more than five years since the Myanmar army launched a barbaric campaign on Rohingya civilians on August 25, 2017, leading to a heavy flow of Rohingya refugees from the Rakhine State of Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh. He stressed that this fifth anniversary is a reminder that the atrocities committed against the Rohingyas call for justice, holding the perpetrators accountable, as well as greater commitment and solidarity on the part of the international community.

The Secretary-General called on the international community to pressure Myanmar to ensure peace and security for Rohingya Muslims and to recognize their basic rights, including their right to citizenship and the provision of favourable conditions for voluntary, secured, dignified and sustainable return of all Rohingya refugees and displaced persons to their homes.

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