Minister voices ‘deep concern’.
Responding to the current situation in Burma, Alasdair Allan, Minister for International Development, said:
“The Scottish Government is deeply concerned about the situation in Rakhine Province, and the plight of the Rohingya people and others caught up in this violence. International aid agencies have raised concerns about the humanitarian impact of large numbers of people being forced to flee their homes, many travelling to Bangladesh.
“I have written to the UK Government seeking clarification on what is being done help the people displaced by this conflict. It is vital that the UK is actively involved in securing a solution, both in terms of the provision of aid, and exerting influence on the government of Burma. Scotland stands ready to support the UK Government in providing an appropriate response to this situation.
“I call on the government of Burma to do everything in its power to end the violence, protect the Rohingya and to take positive steps to restore long term peace to the region.”