LONDON, Sep 22 (APP):Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP has called for
bringing the perpetrators of any atrocities to justice of Rakhine state of Burma.
A Foreign and Commonwealth office UK statement issued here said ,Foreign Secretary
Jeremy Hunt visited Burma on September 19 and 20.
His visit included talks with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and a tour of
northern Rakhine, the area where thousands of Rohingya have fled.
Speaking to media, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said:
Burma is a country that has made some important steps towards democracy in the
last few years, holding their first democratic elections 3 years ago. Although they are not
fully democratic they have been moving in the right direction.
On the Rohingya crisis, the Foreign Secretary said “I went to Rakhine State myself
to see what had happened. What is essential now is that the perpetrators of any atrocities
are brought to justice, because without that there can be no solution to the huge refugee
problem. We will use all the tools at our disposal to try and make sure there is accountability”.
Jeremy Hunt said that he will be going to New York next week for the United Nations
General Assembly to discuss what “we should do. Britain can’t act alone. We need to act in
concert with other countries – we are a believer in the international rules based order. It’s
incredibly important for all of us that those perpetrators face justice.”
On the first day of his visit, Foreign Secretary Hunt met human rights defenders from the
Association for the Assistance of Political Prisoners and toured the Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon.