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Tillerson calls Myanmar army chief over Rohingya crisis

AFP  |  Washington 

US Secretary of State Rex has urged Mynmar's chief to help end the violence in Rakhine state that has forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee. In a phone call with Min Aung Hlaing yesterday, expressed "concern about the continuing humanitarian crisis and reported atrocities in Rakhine", according to a statement by State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert. "The Secretary urged Burma's security forces to support the in ending the violence in Rakhine state and allowing the safe return home of those displaced during this crisis, especially the large numbers of ethnic Rohingya," she added.

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First Published: Fri, October 27 2017. 07:48 IST
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