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US shares India's concerns on Rohingya issue: Official

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.


  |  Updated On : October 28, 2017 08:38 AM
Rohingyas in a medical camp (Twitter)

Rohingyas in a medical camp (Twitter)

New Delhi :  

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 Pakistan Alice G Wells said the issue of Rohingya's did came up during the just concluded trip by the Secretary of StateRex Tillerson to India.

"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 Myanmar stands up responsiblyfor its commitment to protecting" the citizens within Rakhine  State. 

First Published: Saturday, October 28, 2017 07:59 AM


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