Update October 31, 2017

Dhaka 5-57 am, 16-October, 2021

Bangladesh delegation meets OIC SG secy gen in Jeddah

Online Desk

31 October 2017, Nirapad News: A six-member Bangladesh delegation, led by Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan, paid an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia yesterday.

State Minister of Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam was a member of the delegation.

During the visit, the delegation met the Secretary General of OIC in Jeddah, said a press release.

Md. Shahriar Alam briefed the secretary general and other high officials of the OIC secretariat on the latest position of Bangladesh on Rohingya crisis.

The state minister appreciated the role of international community for their stand on Rohingya issue.

He focused on the five-point solution proposed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina which was placed in the UNGA-2017.

Meanwhile, a resolution on this issue has already been placed in the third committee of the UN. The state minister sought supports of the international community to pass the resolution.

He apprised the secretary general about the recent visit of a Senior Minister from Myanmar to Bangladesh and the visit of Home Minister of Bangladesh to Myanmar.

The state minister said in the meeting that since August 2017, 6,20,000 forcefully displaced Myanmar people have already took shelter in Bangladesh as per IOM statistics and total stands at over one million including unregistered 3,00,000.

In response, Secretary General mentioned that OIC contact group fact-finding team will visit Cox’s Bazar this week. The Secretary General assured that OIC is always with Bangladesh on the issue of Rohingya.

Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan sought supports of the OIC member states through the Secretary General in favour of the candidature of Bangladesh in the Category-B election of the IMO to be held in London in the first week of November 2017.

The Secretary General reassured OIC support in all International election that Bangladesh will participate and IMO in particular. They will ask all member state to extend support to Bangladesh.

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