Rohingya Crisis: US Shares India’s Concern Over The Issue, Says American Diplomat
Rohingya Crisis: US Shares India’s Concern Over The Issue, Says  American DiplomatRohingya refugee Haroon Rashid (L) poses with a child at the entrance to a building on the outskirts of Srinagar. (TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

The United States of America shares India's concern over the “potentially destabilising consequences” of a massive exodus of Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh, a senior American diplomat has said.

Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs and Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Alice G Wells said the Rohingya issue did come up during the just-concluded trip of the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to India.

“The Rohingya issue was raised. We, of course, share India's concern over the potentially destabilising consequences of a large exodus of Rohingya into Bangladesh,” Wells said.

Meanwhile, Wells said the US feels that there is a “need to ensure that the government in Myanmar stands up responsibly for its commitment to protecting” the citizens of Rakhine state. (PTI)

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