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Mogherini urges Myanmar and Bangladesh to seek a solution to the Rohingya crisis

The EU's High Representative on Foreign Policy, Federica Mogherini, today encouraged Myanmar and Bangladesh to seek a solution to the crisis caused by the persecution of the Muslim minority rohinyá in ancient Burma.

Naipyido, Nov 20 (EFE) .- The EU's High Representative on Foreign Policy, Federica Mogherini, today encouraged Myanmar and Bangladesh to seek a solution to the crisis caused by the persecution of the Muslim minority Rohinyá in the former Burma.

"We encourage Myanmar and Bangladesh to find a solution" to this problem, said the head of European diplomacy shortly before the start of the ministerial conference of the forum of cooperation Asia Europe (ASEM) that is celebrated today and tomorrow in Naipyidó.

Speaking to the press, Mogherini said that the humanitarian crisis of the Rohinyá "will be on the agenda" of the bilateral meetings that will be held on the sidelines of the meeting.

The High Representative of the EU Foreign Policy will participate in the conference after a stopover on Sunday in Bangladesh, where 620,000 Rohingya refugees remain who have fled the violence deployed by the Army in Myanmar.

The maximum responsible of European diplomacy toured a refugee camp in the southeast of the neighboring country and said the EU will help find a "worthy solution" to this humanitarian crisis.

military operation against the Rohingya minority began in late August after the death of a dozen soldiers in an attack by an armed organization of that community, the so-called Salvation Army Rohinyá de Arakan (ARSA, according to its abbreviations in English), against positions of the Army and the Police in the state of Rakáin, in the west of Myanmar and home of that ethnic group.

At least 400 people were killed and some 300 villages were razed in the military operation of retaliation against that Islamic-faith community in a country where Buddhism it is the religion of more than ninety percent of the inhabitants.

A total of 51 countries participate in the 13 ASEM conference, an informal forum that has the purpose of promote cooperation in all areas between the Asian and European continents, will be inaugurated by the de facto leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi.

At the meeting, which will conclude on Tuesday with the disclosure of a final declaration, Spain is represented at the meeting by the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ildefonso Castro.

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