INDONESIA TO CONVEY VIEWS ON ROHINGYA AT OIC EMERGENCY MEETING
Last Updated: 2012-07-31
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JAKARTA, Indonesia July 31 (NNN-Bernama) -- Indonesia will convey its views on Myanmar's Rohingya issue and a number of other issues in an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) scheduled to take place in Saudi
Arabia in mid August.

With regard to the Rohingya issue, the government would seek diplomatic approach with the Myanmar government for its solution, reports ANTARA news agency quoting Presidential spokesman Julian Aldrin Pasha as saying here on Monday.

"The Indonesian government's stance is clear. We will participate actively in efforts through diplomatic channels to help our Muslimm brothers," Julian added.

The emergency convention initiated by the government of Saudi Arabia which is scheduled to be held in Mecca will discuss issues related to Muslim minority and developments in Syria.

"There will also be a discussion on current developments of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. We will provide input, views and advice," Julian said.

However, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono would likely not be present at the meeting because he has been scheduled to give a state address on the occasion of the commemoration of Indonesian independence.

"He would be represented by the foreign minister or other that would be determined by the president. What is clear that we will state our views and position with regard to the Rohingya case and developments in Muslim countries like in Arab countries and Syria," Julian added. --NNN-BERNAMA