OIC to play key role in solving Rohingya problem

Secretary General says OIC will raise issue at international forums, including the United Nations, during Bangladesh trip

OIC to play key role in solving Rohingya problem

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has said that the organization expects a quick solution to the Rohingya issue and it aims to play a key role in solving the problem.

The issue was a major talking point during a meeting between Iyad Ameen Madani and Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmud Ali in Dhaka on Sunday morning, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Md. Sahidul Haque told media.

The OIC secretary general - a former Saudi Arabian minister - said that the OIC will raise the issue at international forums, including the United Nations.

He called the issue a matter of citizenship issue between Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Outside of the Rohingya issue, Madani said that chief among the challenges that face Muslim Ummah today is sectarian violence between Shias and Sunnis, and sometimes between Sunnis.

"In that situation, there is no winner and all are losers," he said, adding that Islam is a religion of tolerance and peaceful co-existence.

The visit was the first to Bangladesh by Madani since he assumed office as the 10th secretary general of the OIC in January.

The purpose of his visit was to strengthen existing co-operation between Bangladesh and the OIC.

The OIC is the largest organization of Muslim countries in the world. It was established in Morocco in 1969.

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AdemC - 7 yıl Before

The OIC has played an important role in raising awareness of the persecuted Rohingya. It would be nice to believe this crisis could be solved soon but Myanmar's government is proceeding with its census that leaves out the Rohingya -- and is being assisted in this by the UN's Population Fund. In this context the extremist Buddhist 969 movement continues to incite violence against Muslims. Will Myanmar's ASEAN partners-- even Muslim majority nations like Indonesia-- do anything to stop this?