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12:00 AM, April 06, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:36 AM, April 06, 2018

OIC Council of Foreign Ministers

Rohingya crisis to feature highly

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali yesterday briefed foreign diplomats in Dhaka on the 45th Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Senior foreign ministry officials and heads of diplomatic missions and representatives of international organisations in Dhaka were also present at the briefing at the state guesthouse Padma in the capital.

The current Rohingya crisis and the challenges facing the Muslim nation -- the conflicts, division, tension and instability of the Muslim world -- will be highlighted during the council, officials said.

The 45th OIC council of foreign ministers will be held in Dhaka on May 5-6.

The problems of terrorism and violent extremism, sectarian tendencies, hatred, prejudice and Islamo phobia, massive humanitarian crises with forced displacements from and to Muslim countries -- seriously affecting rights and dignity of the Muslim minorities such as the Rakhine Muslims of Myanmar will also be discussed.

The theme of the CFM is “Islamic Values for Sustainable Peace, Solidarity and Development”.

The issues of persistent poverty, socioeconomic backwardness of Muslim societies and protection of their rights and fundamental freedoms will also get priority, said the foreign ministry after the diplomatic briefing.

A visit to makeshift camps of Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar will be organised for the heads of delegations and international organisations.

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