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Burma: Rohingya

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 23rd July 2018

Imran Hussain Labour, Bradford East

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assurances Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has given to the Government on the status of Rohingya in Burma.

Mark Field Minister of State

​The former Foreign Secretary and Aung San Suu Kyi discussed the status of the Rohingya on many occasions, most recently on 11 June. She highlighted Burma’s recent announcement that it had signed a MoU allowing for a UN presence in northern Rakhine.

The Rohingya have long been persecuted in Rakhine. We continue to urge the Burmese Government to address the underlying issues through the implementation of the Rakhine Advisory Commission recommendations, including on the status of the Rohingya. The British Ambassador made this clear with Burmese Ministers and the Commander in Chief of the Army in early July.