Story highlights The situation in Myanmar has led to allegations of ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya
Tillerson is place to arrive Wednesday in Myanmar to force for an end to the violence
(CNN) President Donald Trump resolved the humanitarian crisis roiling Myanmar on the final day of his trip through Asia, albeit during a closed-door lunch with fellow leaders at the East Asia Summit.
Remarking that “at least 600,000 persons have fled their homes following attacks by vigilantes and reliability forces,” Trump upon Tuesday pledged US support for an end to the violence and the safe return of refugees, relating to prepared remarks given to reporters.
“The United States supports efforts to end the violence, to make sure accountability for atrocities committed, and also to facilitate the safe and voluntary come back of refugees. We welcome the commitments by the federal government of Myanmar, and we will be ready to support the implementation of the (Rakhine) suggestions,” Trump said based on the remarks, discussing the independent commission that advised reforms to lessen tensions and stem the violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine talk about.
The prepared remarks were the just record of Trump having addressed the humanitarian crisis during his 12-day trip through Asia. The situation in Myanmar has led to allegations of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, who’ve fled Myanmar by the hundreds of thousands amid killings by the country’s security forces.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is defined to arrive Wednesday in Myanmar to force for an end to the violence.