UN Envoy Meets With Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to Discuss Rohingya Crisis

The United Nations special envoy to Myanmar met with State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw on Friday to discuss the Rohingya crisis in beleaguered Rakhine state, where the repatriation of some of the 720,000 Muslim refugees who fled to Bangladesh last year during a crackdown has yet to get under way.

Christine Schraner Burgener, appointed to her post in April by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, spoke with Myanmar’s leader about how the U.N. can help with the return and resettlement of the Rohingya, said Chan Aye, director general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A former Swiss diplomat, Burgener met with Aung San Suu Kyi, who also serves as foreign affairs minister, at the start of a nine-day visit.

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