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OIC Committee discusses Rohingya Minority with UNGA President

Baharain New Agency

03 Mar 2020

OIC Committee discusses Rohingya Minority with UNGA President
New York, Mar. 3 (BNA): Saudi Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Abdullah bin Yahya Al Muallami, and the permanent delegates of the International Minor Committee on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar met on Monday with Ambassador Tijjani Muhammad the President of the United Nations General Assembly’s 73rd session.

Al Muallimi appreciated the efforts of Ambassador Tijjani Muhammad in supporting the rights of the persecuted Rohingya minority in Myanmar, demanding the government of Myanmar to fulfill its obligations towards providing protection for the Rohingya minority, in line with the decision of the International Court of Justice, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

He affirmed that the court’s decision was based on the General Assembly resolution entitled “Human Rights Situation of Rohingya Muslims and other Minorities in Myanmar” and submitted by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries based on the initiative of Saudi Arabia the head of the OIC Contact Group on the Muslim Rohingya Minorities.

The ambassador expressed his appreciation for the efforts of Gambia to refer the case to the International Court.

Al Muallami explained to the President of the General Assembly the need to urge the Security Council to take practical steps to put an end to the suffering of Rohingya Muslims, and urged Myanmar government to abide by it.

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