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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 216018, tabled on 26 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Burmese government on granting citizenship to the Rohingya.

Answered on

3 December 2014

This is an issue that we regularly to raise with the Burmese government and which I discussed with the Minister for Immigration and the Rakhine Chief Minister during their visit to the UK in October. While we welcome the limited citizenship verification in Taungpaw for internally displaced people that has seen some individuals from the Rohingya community granted citizenship status, we continue to urge the Burmese authorities to follow a transparent, inclusive and consistent process in establishing the status of all inhabitants of Rakhine State. We are also clear that, regardless of citizenship status, the human rights of all individuals in Rakhine must be fully respected.