Paris, MINA – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday told Myanmar leader and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of France’s “deep concern” about the plight of the Muslim Rohingyas who are suffering brutal repression in that country.
Over 500,000 Rohingyas have been forced to leave northern Myanmar for Bangladesh after attacks by radical Buddhist militias and by government police and army forces.
Le Drian, in a phone call with Suu Kyi, demanded that “the Myanmar security forces put an end to the violence” against the Rohingyas in Rakhine State, KUNA reported, citing an official statement.
He also called for an end to discrimination against Muslims in Myanmar and for their protection.
The French Minister also said that France would support moves to bring back the displaced populations. (T/RS5/RS1)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)