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UAE Foreign Minister calls on international community to help Rohingya

 Foreign Ministe Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan 

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has called on the international community to take an immediate action to stop violence against minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Addressing the foreign ministers of the member states of the UN Security Council, Shaikh Abdullah said that the UAE is extremely concerned about the acts of sectarian violence in Myanmar which led to the death of hundreds of Muslims and displacing thousands of people.

“The UAE is deeply concerned about the ethnic violence in Myanmar which claimed hundreds of lives of the Rohingya Muslim minority group and left thousands of them homeless, bringing a renewed chapter of severe suffering,” Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, said in a letter addressed to foreign ministers of the UN Security Council’s member states, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), New Zealand, Canada, Japan and India as well as to Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary-General of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Nabil Al Araby, Secretary General of the League of Arab States and Dr. Abdullatif Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Shaikh Abdullah said the international community should urge the government of Myanmar to take adequate measures to cease infringements of Rohingya’s rights and refrain from acts that disregard principles of universal basic human rights and international conventions. He stressed that Rohingya’s basic rights should be respected in a responsible manner. The UAE foreign minister urged the international community to reach a prompt end to this targeting in a way that achieves reconciliation and arrives at a final solution to the crisis.

Source : khaleej Times

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