US sending top officials to Myanmar, Bangladesh to discuss Rohingya issue


PV Desk : In the latest attempt at a diplomatic solution to the Rohingya crisis, the United States is sending a delegation comprising top officials to visit Myanmar and Bangladesh.
The Department of State said Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Simon Henshaw will lead a delegation to Myanmar and Bangladesh from Oct 29 to Nov 4.

Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott Busby of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Tom Vajda of the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, and Office Director Patricia Mahoney of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs will accompany the acting assistant secretary Simon Henshaw.
They will discuss ways to address the humanitarian and human rights concerns stemming from the violence in Rakhine State and improve the supplies of humanitarian assistance to displaced persons in Myanmar, Bangladesh, and the region.