Pence calls persecution of Rohingya inexcusable
US Vice President said this before the start of negotiations with Aung San Suu Kyi
US Vice President Mike Pence used the harshest language on Wednesday to denounce the Trump administration’s condemnation of Myanmar’s treatment of the Rohingya Muslim people. Addressing the country’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, Pence stressed that the government’s pursuit of the Rohingya cannot be justified..
“The violence and harassment by the military, as well as the lynching practices that have forced seven hundred thousand Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, have no justification,” said Mike Pence ahead of bilateral talks with Aung San Soo. Zhi on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific summit in Singapore.
“I really want to hear about the progress you have made to hold accountable those responsible for the violence that has displaced hundreds of thousands of people and caused such suffering, including loss of life,” said Vice President Aung San Suu Kyi.
In response, Aung San Suu Kyi said: “Of course, people have different points of view, but the point is that it is necessary to exchange these views and better understand each other.”.
“We can say that we understand our country better than any other country, and I’m sure you will say the same – that you understand your country better than anyone else,” she added..
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