EU assured of implementing Annan Commission recommendations

Staff Correspondent | Update:

The European Union has been assured of steps in implementing the Annan Advisory Commission recommendations to address the root causes of the conflict in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. 

"As I stated in my statement a few days ago, 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," said Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in a statement on Monday.

She said, "On both accounts EU was reassured that there would be implementing steps this week, which I expect to happen."

She also said, "I am following the dramatic developments in Rakhine State and at the border region in Bangladesh closely." 

Mogherini added, the European Union has raised its concerns as recently as last Friday in direct contacts with Myanmar government members.

She said, EU is in close contact with Bangladeshi authorities and are stepping up humanitarian engagement there.

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