Trudeau meets Suu Kyi, conveys concern over Rohingya crisis

Arifa
By November 11, 2017 13:03

Trudeau meets Suu Kyi, conveys concern over Rohingya crisis

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  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledges Canadian Special Envoy to Myanmar Bob Rae and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland during a meeting with Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the sidelines of the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam on November 10, 2017. Image by:The Globe and Mail/The Canadian Press

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The 45-minute meeting was held on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam’s Danang

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Vietnam on Friday, conveying his country’s ongoing concern with the violence that has forced more than 607,000 Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh in the past two months.

The 45-minute meeting was held on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam’s Danang, reports The Globe and Mail.

“(It’s) an opportunity to talk about a number of issues, including the refugee situation and how Canada can continue to help in a situation that, obviously, a lot of people back home are concerned about,” the Canadian newspaper quoted Trudeau as saying.

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Special Envoy to Myanmar Bob Rae too had attended the meeting, which discussed the latter’s recent trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh, said the report.

The meeting came after Suu Kyi, who is an honorary Canadian citizen, met Trudeau during a trip to Ottawa in June. The Canadian premier has since joined international criticism of Suu Kyi, urging her to live up to her moral obligations as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and condemn the violence against the Rohingyas.

However, the report said Trudeau is yet respond to calls to revoke her honorary Canadian citizenship, including a petition that has garnered nearly 45,000 signatures.

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