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Burma: Rohingya

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 8984, tabled on 5 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on the treatment of the Rohingya people.

Answered on

13 September 2017

Following the recent outbreak in violence in Rakhine State, the Foreign Secretary has spoken with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and has raised our concerns. Our Ambassador in Rangoon has also raised these issues in several occasions. The Minister of State for International Development, my Rt Hon Friend Alistair Burt MP, visited Burma in July. He discussed the situation in Rakhine State with the Burmese Ministers of Health and Education and met Rohingya leaders.