OIC iterates its pledge to help find peaceful solution
Published : Saturday, 16 February, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 463
Presenting the government plan for the Rohingya refugees' crisis, State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam shared information on the government's plans to relocate a portion of the Rohingya population in Cox's Bazar to the Bhashan Char Island in consultation with all concerned stakeholders.
The OIC ambassadors and delegates from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, Lebanon, Jordan, Libya,
State of Palestine and the Maldives reaffirmed their solidarity with the forcibly displaced Rohingya and commended Bangladesh for its generosity in hosting them.
The OIC member states reiterated their commitment to help find a peaceful and lasting solution to the crisis through sustained engagement in the relevant human rights and humanitarian fora in Geneva, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Later Shahriar Alam discusses some issues with Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The High Commissioner conveyed her personal greetings to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and congratulated Bangladesh on her re-election to the Human Rights Council (HRC).
She assured of continued engagement of her Office in realizing the newly elected government's commitments to promoting the rule of law, good governance and human rights.
The State Minister said that in course of its efforts to further consolidate democracy and sustainable development, the government of Bangladesh would make all possible efforts to deliver on the huge mandate given by the electorate.
High Commissioner Bachelet welcomed Bangladesh's positive consideration of developing an Action Plan for implementing the recommendations from its 3rd cycle Universal Periodic Review in HRC last year.
The State Minister for Foreign Affairs earlier had a meeting with Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
The Secretary General said that the Bangladesh narrative is a good model for the ITU to promote among other developing countries.
He invited Bangladesh to actively engage in the development of international telecommunications standards.