Saudi Arabia calls for ensuring safety of Rohingya Muslims

June 16, 2022

Saudi Gazette report

GENEVA — Saudi Arabia has reiterated its firm stance in supporting civilians in Myanmar, especially the Rohingya Muslims.

The statement came in a speech delivered by Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Wasel, who renewed the Kingdom’s call for ensuring the safety and security of the Rohingya Muslims and recognizing their fundamental rights.

The Kingdom said recognition of the Rohingya Muslims' rights should include their right to full citizenship, in addition to providing conditions conducive to the safe and dignified return of Rohingya refugees.

While calling for the renunciation of violence against the Rohigya, Dr. Al-Wasel said Saudi Arabia considers the issue of the Rohingya Muslims as “one of the most important issues that it pays great attention to.”

"The crisis must be resolved through dialogue and commitment to international recommendations to address the root causes of the problem and the miserable conditions in Rakhine State in order to achieve lasting peace in Myanmar," he said.

Dr. Al-Wasel pointed out that Saudi Arabia stressed the importance of doing everything that would contribute to finding an urgent solution to the crisis of Rohingya Muslims and guarantee their safety and security as well as other minorities.

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