Tuesday, 30 November 2021 03:32 GMT

EU expects Myanmar to implement Annan Advisory Commission recommendations


(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, Sept 11 (KUNA) -- EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said Monday that she is following the "dramatic developments" in Rakhine State and at the border region in Bangladesh closely." The European Union has raised its concerns as recently as last Friday in direct contacts with Myanmar government members, she said in a statement.

Mogherini stressed that the priority is now to obtain immediate humanitarian access again, and to address in parallel the root causes of the conflict by implementing the Annan Advisory Commission recommendations to this end.

"On both accounts we were reassured that there will be implementing steps this week, which I expect to happen," she noted.

The EU is are in close contact with Bangladeshi authorities and are stepping up its humanitarian engagement there. (end) nk.bs

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