Turkish FM proposes 'action plan' for Myanmar

Davutoglu said the plan aims to form a stronger link between Myanmar and OIC, and enhanced dialogue among Muslims and Buddhists in the country.

Turkish FM proposes 'action plan' for Myanmar

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said he proposed an action plan to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to improve the humanitarian situation in Myanmar, during his visit to the country.

Davutoglu, who met his Burmese counterpart Wunna Maung Lwin, told AA reporter Thursday that the plan entails the creation of a dialogue mechanism between OIC and Myanmar, mediated by an embassy in capital Naypyidaw, possibly the Turkish mission.

OIC is the second largest intergovernmental organization after the United Nations, with a membership of 57 states, including Turkey.

Davutoglu said the plan also floated the possibility of establishing a Muslim-Buddhist international conference to serve as a platform for confidence-building efforts.

Myanmar has been mired in intermittent clashes along religious lines since two major waves of riots mainly against the Rohingya Muslim population there in June and October last year. 

The violence has killed several hundred people and displaced well over 100,000.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Kasım 2013, 09:40