JEDDAH: Foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) would meet on April 14 in Saudi Arabia to discuss deadly violence against Muslims in Myanmar that has witnessed 43 deaths over the past ten days.
In a statement issued on Saturday, OIC Secretary Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said a contact committee of OIC foreign ministers would gather in the Red Sea port of Jeddah.
Ihsanoglu addressed a contact group meeting on violence against Myanmar Muslims known as Rohingya on Saturday and said the organisation was “ready to take all necessary measures and actions to deal with it,” an OIC statement said.
The OIC Secretary also urged the Myanmar government to “put an end to the Buddhist extremists and hate campaigns, as well as ethnic cleansing that they had launched against Muslims in the country”.
The death toll from communal violence in the country’s centre over the past 10 days has risen to 43 with more than 1,300 homes and other buildings destroyed, according to a report on Saturday from the state-run media in Myanmar.