Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan with Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during their meeting on Sep 15. (Photo: Vivian Balakrishnan/Facebook)
NAY PYI TAW: Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan met with Myanmar’s State Counsellor in Nay Pyi Taw on Friday (Sep 15).
In a Facebook post, Dr Balakrishnan said he had a “warm and open discussion” with Aung San Suu Kyi on the situation in Rakhine State.
He added that talks also touched on how ASEAN and Myanmar could work together to provide humanitarian assistance to all affected communities in the ongoing crisis.
In a statement issued on Sep 8, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged all parties involved in the conflict to avoid actions that would further worsen the situation on the ground.
MFA also added that as a close friend and fellow ASEAN neighbour, Singapore stands ready to support efforts by the regional grouping to provide humanitarian assistance to the affected people in Rakhine, in accordance with the principles of the ASEAN Charter.
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