FM Retno Attends Meeting on Rakhine in New York

Akhsanul Ato    •    19 September 2017 15:20 WIB
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FM Retno Attends Meeting on Rakhine in New York
Indonesia is fully committed to promote dialogue to seek peaceful solution. (Photo:MoFA)

Metrotvnews.com, New York: Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi on Monday discussed about the Rakhine humanitarian crisis on the sidelines of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.

The Working Lunch on the Situation in Rakhine State was held by the British Government. It was attended by a number of foreign ministers and high-ranking officials.

The meeting was led by led by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. It was attended by Myanmarese National Security Advisor U Thaung thun and Myanmarese Minister of State for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Tin.

"The Myanmarese govenment has explained about the latest situation in Rakhine State during the meeting. The Myanmarese government has successfully reduced the tensions over the past few days," Retno said.

"We have conveyed our concern about the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar. We have also conveyed our simpathy and support about the refugee influx into Bangladesh" she added.

Most participants urged Myanmar to accomodate humanitarian agencies. They also encourged the Southeast Asian country to implement Kofi Annan-led commiccion's recommendations.

"Actually, ICRC has started humanitarian activities. However, the agency has not reached the most-affected areas," she stated.


(WAH)