PR No.152 Islamabad: January 18, 2017
Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs will lead Pakistan delegation to the Extraordinary Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) which will be held in Kuala Lumpur on 19 January 2017.
The Extraordinary Session has been convened at the request of the Government of Malaysia to discuss the situation of Rohingya Muslims Community in Myanmar and measures for the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Rakhine State. The meeting is also expected to emphasize addressing the root causes of violence and taking steps for the return of displaced Rohingya population.
Pakistan has raised the issue of Rohingya Muslims at various international forums. It has also urged the OIC to take necessary steps to elevate the sufferings of Rohingya Muslims. The Prime Minister of Pakistan announced humanitarian assistance in the form of rice worth US$ 5 million. Pakistan is seeking the most efficient way to distribute this aid to the affected people.
The Extraordinary Session of the Foreign Ministers is expected to adopt a Final Communiqué and a Resolution on the situation of the Rohingya Muslim Minority in Myanmar which will be presented for discussion during the CFM.