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Shahriar seeks OIC support to place Rohingya issue in UNGA

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).

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)