Office of the Department of State Spokesperson
Washington, DC, September 19, 2017
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:
Secretary Tillerson called Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on September 19, to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Burma’s Rakhine State. The Secretary welcomed the Burmese government’s commitment to end the violence in Rakhine State and to allow those displaced by the violence to return home. He also urged the Burmese government and military to facilitate humanitarian aid for displaced people in the affected areas, and to address deeply troubling allegations of human rights abuses and violations.