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Muslim, Arakanese leaders meet with US officials

The US embassy in Rangoon held talks with Burmese Muslim and Arakanese community leaders to talk about the riots that erupted last week in western Burma’s Arakan state.

Myint Htun, chairman of the Myanmar Muslim Youths, said the US embassy on 14 June hosted talks with his group and members of the Arakanese political party, Rakhine Nationalities Development Party, separately to inquire about the on-going unrest in Arakan State.

“Mainly, they asked about situations concerning the refugees in Sittwe and Maungdaw – regarding food, medicine and their living conditions,” said Myint Htun.

DVB was unable get in contact with representatives from the RNDP.

The US state department issued a warning earlier in the week asking Americans to avoid travelling to Arakan and Kachin states.




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