Reuters Danish Siddiqui
Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Mouallimi, called on Myanmar to fulfill international obligations and to ensure the safe return of Rohingya Muslims to their country.
In a speech on behalf of the members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Al-Muallami expressed the “OIC’s concern about the continuing tragic events that impede the process of repatriation of the Rohingya to their homeland.”
He said, “The members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation are closely following the current events and developments in Myanmar,” noting that “the current situation in Myanmar has exacerbated the already dire situation of the Rohingya, with the possibility of hundreds of thousands of them returning quickly and safely and leaving the sprawling camps.”
The Saudi diplomat urged “to accelerate the full implementation of all recommendations of the Rakhine State Advisory Committee to address the root causes of the crisis as well as implement other United Nations recommendations.”
Al-Moallemy called on the Myanmar government to take all necessary measures to provide justice to the victims and put an end to impunity for all violations and abuses of international humanitarian law.