Safadi calls for Arab-Islamic initiative to stop crimes in Myanmar

[20-09-2017 05:34 AM]

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Ayman Safadi, late Tuesday participated in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Contact Group meeting on Rohingya, which was held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

In his key remarks, Safadi said "what is happening in Myanmar is a crime against humanity, a genocide and ethnic cleansing that contradicts all human values and a gross violation of all international human rights laws and regulations." The minister called for adopting political and legal practical moves to stop the ongoing killings in Myanmar, stressing at the same time the need for a comprehensive Arab-Islamic initiative that includes a UN resolution to compel the government of Myanmar to shoulder its responsibilities to end this disaster and ensure that those responsible are held accountable .

Safadi said that Jordan's diplomacy, under the directives and direct follow-up of His Majesty King Abdullah II, will continue to work with brothers and friends to stop these crimes and protect Muslims in Rohingya.

He added that the Kingdom is doing its utmost through cooperation with all OIC member states, brotherly and friendly countries to stop these humanitarian crimes.

The UN estimates that 60,000 Rohingya have fled escalating violence and mass killings in Myanmar, with around 27,000 crossed into Bangladesh and a further 20,000 remained stuck between the two countries.

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