Statement: Burma update

15 March 2018

Mark Field, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, made a statement updating the House of Commons on Burma on Thursday 15 March.

The Minister told the House that the UK Government will "continue to press Burma to facilitate the safe, voluntary and dignified return of the Rohingya Muslims under UNHCR oversight, and also to address, properly and fully, the underlying causes of the violence".

In response, Shadow Minister Helen Goodman said, "we must return to how we can best ensure the safe, voluntary and dignified repatriation of and a sustainable future for the Rohingya refugees, and how we can ensure that those responsible for the atrocities against them are brought to justice".

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