ASEAN foreign ministers’ communiqué to raise issue of Rohingya refugees

More than 740,000 Rohingya have fled from Rakhine State, western Myanmar, to neighboring Bangladesh since August 2017 to escape a military crackdown on insurgents. Photo; Kyodo. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

HANOI, Sep 10, 2020, Kyodo. The foreign ministers of the 10-member ASEAN met Wednesday, with the coronavirus pandemic, territorial disputes in the South China Sea and Rohingya refugees high on the agenda, The Irrawaddy reported.

ASEAN-related gatherings through Saturday are being held via videoconference due to the pandemic, which has made international travel difficult. The meetings were originally scheduled for early August in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, which is the regional group’s chair this year.

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