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Rohingya crisis: US shares India's concern over issue, says Alice Wells

He says, there is a need to ensure that govt in Myanmar stands up responsibly for its commitment to protecting the citizens

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Rohingya Muslims, who spent four days in the open after crossing over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, carry their children and belongings after they were allowed to proceed towards a refugee camp, at Palong Khali, Bangladesh. Photo: AP | PTI
Rohingya Muslims, who spent four days in the open after crossing over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, carry their children and belongings after they were allowed to proceed towards a refugee camp, at Palong Khali, Bangladesh. Photo: AP | PTI

The US shares India's concern over the "potentially destabilising consequences" of a large exodus of Rohingya into Bangladesh, a senior American diplomat has said.

Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs and Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Alice G Wells said the issue of Rohingya's did came up during the just concluded trip by the Secretary of State to

"The Rohingya issue was raised. We of course share India's concern over the potentially destabilising consequences of a large exodus of Rohingya into Bangladesh," Wells said.

Meanwhile, Wells said US feels that there is "need to ensure that the government in stands up responsibly for its commitment to protecting" the citizens within State.

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First Published: Sat, October 28 2017. 10:43 IST
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