OIC for Bangladesh – Myanmar inter-faith dialogue to solve Rohingya problem


PV Desk : The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) today put emphasis on an “inter-faith dialogue” between the Muslim religious leaders of Bangladesh and the Buddhist religious leaders of Myanmar to resolve the Rohingya problem.

“The dialogue will help develop better understanding among them (the leaders) and resolve the Rohingya problem,” visiting OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen said this when he paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office here this morning.

After the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters.

The OIC secretary general thanked Bangladesh for giving shelter to a huge number of Rohingya refugees and told the premier: “You’re very generous”.

He denounced the menace of terrorism and extremism and said Islam is the religion of peace and tolerance.

The OIC secretary general appreciated Bangladesh’s tremendous socioeconomic development under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

“I always say that you’re a successful leader and a shining example of the Muslim women in the world,” he told the prime minister.

While talking about the the Bangladeshi workers, Dr Othaimeen said they are resilient, hard working and professional.