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Help Gambia to run Rohingya case

OIC SG urges member states

Published : 28 May 2023 10:45 PM

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General Hissein Brahim Taha on Sunday called all OIC member states to help the Gambia with funds to run the case in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Rohingya genocide.

"We call upon all OIC member states to join them (The Gambia) in this case and give support to this fund created by the OIC. This case is a top priority for us," he said.

The OIC Secretary General told reporters after holding meeting with Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at state guest house Padma in the capital. Dr Momen said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, OIC Secretary General and the President of Gambia sent a joint letter to the member states recently seeking support for the fund created by the OIC.

"They (OIC) have taken a leading role. Tomorrow they will visit the Rohingya camps," Momen said, adding that they discussed the Rohingya crisis and the necessity of unity among the Muslims.

The OIC Secretary General said in fact Bangladesh is a very important country for the OIC member states.

"Rohingya is one of the top priority issues for OIC," he said.

The Foreign Minister said they discussed the issues to maintain peace stability and development in the member states.

"We are here to convey our thanks for the tremendous efforts done by Bangladesh government. These Rohingya people are suffering. They deserve peace, security and better life," said Hissein Brahim.

During the visit, the OIC Secretary General will pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina later this evening.

As the Chancellor of the Islamic University of Technology (IUT), the OICSecretary General will join the 35th Convocation of the IUT to be held on May 30, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.