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Tolerance the key to stability: Momen

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 18 March, 2023 12:00 AM
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Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has reiterated Bangladesh’s continued engagements with the OIC which has always been guided by the principles of peace, prosperity, and development.

Addressing the 49th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) held in Nouakchott, Mauritania on March 16-17, Momen highlighted on Bangladesh’s prudent navigation of economy during the COVID-19 period under the leadership of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

He expressed his deep concern at the lack of tolerance and surge of terrorism in various part of the world together with the rise of Islamophobia.

This year, the CFM is being held with the theme “Moderation: Key to Security and Stability” where several political, economic, social, cultural and security issues have been discussed.

Foreign Minister particularly stressed on taking proactive role by the member states and international actors to address the Rohingya issue and putting continuous pressure on Myanmar authorities to ensure safe and dignified return of the Rohingyas to their homeland.

During this CFM, Bangladesh has been unanimously elected as the Vice Chair of the Bureau of the 49th Council of Foreign Ministers. Bangladesh’s nominated candidate Sheepa Hafiza won the election of the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) Commissioner from Asia Group together with Iran and Turkey.