‘U.S. supports efforts to end the violence in Myanmar’: Trump

United States President Donald J. Trump gives remarks on his 12-day Asian tour, in which he visited five countries in Asia: Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam with the final stop in the Philippines for 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in Manila, Philippines 14 November 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE

President Donald Trump says the U.S. supports efforts to end the violence in Myanmar, where more than 600,000 people have fled their homes following attacks by vigilantes and security forces, according to an ABC report.

Trump said in remarks Tuesday at the East Asia Summit in the Philippines that the U.S. also supports efforts "to ensure accountability for atrocities committed and to facilitate the safe and voluntary return of refugees."

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh since August.

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