Myanmar – Situation in Rakhine state (February 12, 2014)
France is concerned at the situation in Rakhine state. Sectarian tensions are being exacerbated by the humanitarian crisis and human rights violations facing Buddhist and Muslim communities – the vast majority of whom want peace, security and development.
The European ambassadors to Burma, together with the EU delegation, have just visited the area.
France urges the Burmese authorities to do everything possible to put an end to the violence, re-establish dialogue between the communities and promote national reconciliation.