A 16-member delegation of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) called on State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam MP and discussed the Rohingya issue and the role that can be played by the OIC parliaments in addressing the situation. The visiting Members of Parliament along with the PUIC Secretary General expressed their gratitude to Bangladesh for the humane stance taken by the Government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in providing food, shelter, medical care and other humanitarian services to the more than 1 million Rohingyas forcibly displaced from Myanmar. The State Minister appreciated the support of the brotherly countries of the OIC in addressing the humanitarian situation arising out of this unprecedented exodus of Rohingyas into Bangladesh over a very short period. He briefed them on the steps being taken by the Government, including the arrangements agreed with Myanmar for repatriation of these displaced people. He requested member countries to include their support for the issue in their engagements during the forthcoming UN General Assembly.
The delegation, comprising of MPs from 7 member states of the PUIC, namely Algeria, Iran, Malaysia, Morocco, Sudan and Turkey will visit the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar tomorrow.