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Burma: Rohingya

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 27th June 2018.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Labour, Hornsey and Wood Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Burmese counterpart on the (a) protection of the Rohingya people and (b) refugee crisis in that country.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

​The Foreign Secretary most recently spoke to Burma's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on 11 June. He underlined the need for swift implementation of: Burma's agreement of a Memorandum of Understanding allowing UN oversight of the refugee returns process in Rakhine; and her Government's announcement of the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry into human rights violations in Rakhine. He called on the State Counsellor to support the creation of conditions to allow the safe, voluntary and dignified return of refugees to Rakhine and ensure those responsible for human rights violations are held to account.

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