ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, left, talks with Federica Mogherini, the EU's top diplomat, in Naypyitaw on Nov. 20.
Rohingya crisis

EU pushes Myanmar for speedy end to refugee crisis

Suu Kyi stresses threats from illegal migration and extremism

YUICHI NITTA, Nikkei staff writer | Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos

NAYPYITAW -- European foreign ministers on Monday urged Myanmar to work quickly to resolve the Rohingya refugee crisis and lauded progress toward a repatriation agreement with Bangladesh.

European Union representatives met unofficially with State Counselor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de facto leader, ahead of the Asia-Europe Meeting of foreign ministers that began here that day. Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of refugees from the ethnic Muslim minority have fled from Myanmar's neighboring Rakhine state, was represented as well.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more