Algeria Calls On Myanmar Government To Protect Rohingya Minority

date 2017/09/09 views 472 comments 0

icon-writer Walid.A/English version: Dalila Henache

Algeria expressed its "deep concern" about the massacres against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, which is located in the south-east of Asia, and called on the government of this country to "protect the Rohingya people urgently.

Foreign Ministry spokesman, Abdelaziz Ben Ali Acharif asserted that "the tragedies that take place in Myanmar out of sight, against the Rohingya Muslims, reached an unspeakable degree of atrocity, according to the information that is transmitted by many media sources.

The Foreign Ministry said that the violence against the Rohingya Muslims was a "major concern" for Algeria, as stated by Ben Echarif, who called on the Myanmar government "to take all necessary measures to highlight these acts of violence" and will in turn protect the Rohingya Muslims.

The Foreign Ministry called on the international community to "take urgent action within the framework of the United Nations Security Council and the High Commissioner for Refugees to put an end to the violence against these populations and to prevent a humanitarian tragedy which is becoming more frequent."

Algeria's position coincides with the position of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which general-secretary, Youssef Ben Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, called on the European Union and United Nations agencies to take measures to alleviate the suffering of the oppressed Rohingya people in Myanmar.

Al-Othaimeen sent letters to the EU High Commissioner for Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights the Prince Zeid Raad Al-Hussein and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, to take decisive steps to end the crisis in the Rohingya's Rakhine state.

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