OIC representatives to visit Rohingya camps on Friday
UNB – Published at 02:59 PM May 03, 2018
The 45th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (OIC-CFM) will start Saturday
A high-profile delegation of representatives of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is going to visit Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar on Friday. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali disclosed the matter in a press conference held at the ministry on Thursday.
Interested representatives of the OIC-member countries and its different organizations are going to the camps just a day before beginning the 45th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (OIC-CFM) in Dhaka.
He said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to open the two-day event at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka on Saturday. The theme of this year’s council is “Islamic Values for Sustainable Peace, Solidarity, and Development,” the minister said.
Mahmood Ali said the Rohingya crisis will get a greater focus at the conference as there will be a special session on the issue. He said over 550 representatives of the OIC and different international organisations, including around 40 ministers and state ministers, are expected to join the two-day event.
According to Mahmood Ali, the Canadian foreign minister and prime minister’s special envoy to Myanmar, Bob Rae, will be present at the conference. With the 45th CFM in Dhaka, the chairmanship of the CFM will pass from incumbent Cote d’Ivoire to Bangladesh for the next one year, the minister said.