Burma: Rohingya

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 19th September 2018.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making, both bilaterally and multilaterally, to the government of Myanmar to address the issues and policies which have led to the Rohingya refugee crisis.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

​The Government has consistently urged the Government of Burma to address the underlying issues in Rakhine, including discrimination against the Rohingya community. The UK supported the Rakhine Advisory Commission (RAC) and continues to push for full implementation of the RAC's recommendations as the best opportunity for a long-term and sustainable settlement in Rakhine State. The Minister for Asia and the Pacific discussed the situation in Rakhine during a telephone conversation with Minister for International Co-operation Kyaw Tin on 17 August whilst in the region. The UK has consistently raised the crisis in multilateral settings; most recently I chaired a session at the UN Security Council on 28 August under the UK's Presidency, and also raised the issue of the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Community during my address to the Human Right's council on 17 September.

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