Emirates News Agency
December 23, 2012
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, has received messages from foreign ministers Sergey Lavrov of Russia and Laurent Fabius of France, and Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary-General of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and Baroness Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, dealing with the tragic conditions of Rohingya, the Muslim minority in Myanmar.
Sheikh Abdullah got these notes in reply to messages he sent to the parties concerned in which he called on the international community to address the ordeal the Muslim minority was experiencing.
In their messages, the ministers thanked Sheikh Abdullah for his call to protect the Rohingya from human rights abuses, repression and ethnic cleansing they were undergoing at the hands of the Myanmar government security forces.
They stressed the need for the international community to take appropriate measures to put an end to massacres and acts that violate principles of basic human rights.