The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stressed the need to alleviate the suffering of the Rohingya Muslim minority.
It called on the international community and member states of the United Nations to stand against violations against them and to urge the government of Myanmar to respect its international obligations and commitments.
This came in the kingdom's statement today at the United Nations commenting on the report of the crimes committed against the Rohingya. The statement was delivered by the Organization Affairs Officer of the Permanent Delegation of the Kingdom to the United Nations Faisal Al-Haqbani.
The Saudi official said that the kingdom had been one of the first countries to support the cause of the Muslims of Myanmar in international forums and organizations.
He added that "Since 1948, my country has started to host them, and now they are more than 300,000 living in the kingdom ...
The Kingdom is also one of the first countries to intervene in the Muslim Rohingya minority crisis through King Salman Humanitarian Relief and Humanitarian Center and has sent more than 100 tons of aid to Rohingya in Bangladesh ... The Kingdom has also provided approximately 66 million dollars in support for Rohingya refugees over the last 10 years and has committed $ 20 million."