OIC Tourism Ministers' meet in Dhaka postponed

_A Monitor Report 16 Oct, 2017  |    -      +
Dhaka : The 10th Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers’ (ICTM), scheduled to be held in Dhaka, from November 12 and 14, 2017 has been postponed.

In a letter on October 3, to Minister for Foreign Affair Abul Hasan Mahmood Ali, Secretary General of OIC Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen, communicated this decision.

Expressing appreciation for “Bangladesh's generous offer" to host the 10th ICTM, the OIC Secretary General said, "In view of the current political developments facing a number of Member States and in particular the ongoing situation of Rohingya Muslims of Myan-mar, I feel it is not an appropriate time to hold the ICTM meeting in Dhaka"

Al-Othaimeen further said, "To this end, we would appreciate if Your Excellency could please consider the possibility of postponement of this important meeting and holding the same as a later stage with a view to ensure its successful outcome".

The Secretary General of OIC, expressed sincere appreciation of the role Bangladesh playing in dealing with Rohingya Muslim minorities of Myanmar.

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