OIC team visits Bhashan Char

A five-member OIC delegation led by Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Ambassador Youssef Aldobeay visited Bhashan Char and Kutupalong Rohingya Camp in Cox’s Bazar on Sunday.

This is the first such international delegation visiting the river island after the relocation of some Rohingya refugees from Cox's Bazar camp.

While visiting the Bhashan Char, the OIC delegation discussed overall situation of Rohingyas residing in Bhashan Char with the relevant stakeholders, and also interacted with the Rohingya people, the foreign ministry said. 

Later, the OIC delegation visited the Kutupalong Rohingya Camp in Cox’s Bazar, and met the Rohingyas. 

During the visit, the Assistant Secretary General praised the government of Bangladesh for the continued humanitarian contribution and providing temporary shelter to the persecuted Rohingyas of Myanmar. 

He expressed satisfaction at the physical infrastructure in the Bhashan Char as well as the adequate facilities provided by the Bangladesh government for the Rohingyas.

 He also reiterated OIC’s continued support for resolving this humanitarian crisis.

The OIC delegation also included Ibrahim Khairat, Special Representative of OIC Secretary General for Myanmar, El Habib Bourane, Director of Muslim Communities and Minorities, Department of Political Affairs and officials from the OIC General Secretariat. 

The Director General (Myanmar), Director General (International Organizations), Director General (United Nations) along with other officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka accompanied the OIC delegation during the day-long Rohingya Camps visit.