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OIC to Open Aid Office in Burma

14 September 2012

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will open an office in Burma to coordinate aid for the country’s Rohingya Muslims, according the organization’s official spokesperson, Tariq Bakheet. “The fact-finding mission dispatched by Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu signed in Naypyidaw on Tuesday an agreement with the Myanmar government for the establishment of the office,” Bakheet said at a press conference in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday. The OIC mission will submit its findings to a UN contact group on the Rohingyas during the UN General Assembly meeting later this month.