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Sartaj Aziz to attend OIC session convened to address Rohingya’s problems

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz will lead Pakistan delegation to the Extraordinary Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) being held in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

The Extraordinary Session has been convened at the request of the Government of Malaysia to discuss the situation of Rohingya Muslims community in Myanmar and measures for the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the Rakhine state.

The meeting is also expected to emphasize addressing the root causes of violence and taking steps for the return of displaced Rohingya population.

Pakistan has raised the issue of Rohingya Muslims at various international forums. It has also urged the OIC to take necessary steps to alleviate the sufferings of Rohingya Muslims.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced humanitarian assistance in the form of rice worth five million dollars. Pakistan is seeking the most efficient way to distribute this aid to the affected people.

The Extraordinary Session of the foreign ministers is expected to adopt a Final Communiqué and a resolution on the situation of the Rohingya Muslim Minority in Myanmar which will be presented for discussion during the meeting.



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