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OIC to play vital role in resolving Rohingya crisis

Team chief says after visiting Cox’s Bazar camps

May 05, 2018 00:00:00

COX'S BAZAR, May 4 (UNB): Ambassador Hesham Youssef, Assistant Secretary General for Cultural, Family and Humanitarian Affairs of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), said on Friday the OIC will play a strong role in resolving the Rohingya crisis.

Youssef, who is leading an OIC delegation here, came up with the remarks after visiting Rohingya camp at Kutupalong.

"We've visited Rohingya camps, heard their tales of sufferings and collected information about brutalities inflicted on them by Myanmar army," he said at a press briefing.

The Rohingya issue will be presented at the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers with a greater focus, he said.

Pressure should be continued on Myanmar to take back the Rohingyas to their homeland, he said adding that the OIC will work with the UN Security Council and Bangladesh to resolve the issue.

A 53-member high-profile delegation of representatives of the OIC visited Rohingya camps in the morning. They arrived at Cox's Bazar Airport around 8:45 am and went to a hotel at Inani.

Later, they visited the Rohingya camps around 11:30 am, said Mohammad Kamal Hossain, deputy commissioner of Cox's Bazar district.

The delegation includes foreign ministers, state ministers from 38 countries.

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