Malaysian Foreign Minister to visit Myanmar for crisis talks


Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs Anifah Aman give a speech during press conference at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26 April 2015. Photo: EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman will make a working visit to Myanmar on Thursday (May 21), to discuss the issue of irregular movement of people according to a report by Channel News Asia.

Mr Anifah is scheduled to have a bilateral meeting with his Myanmar counterpart U Wunna Maung Lwin in Nay Pyi Taw, and will exchange views predominantly on human trafficking and people smuggling in Southeast Asia.

His Myanmar visit comes a day after a tripartite meeting with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi and Thai Foreign Minister Tanasak Patimapragorn in Malaysia, where they addressed the issue of irregular migration in the region.

The meeting concluded with Malaysia and Indonesia pledging to provide temporary shelter for about 7,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded in their waters, upon condition that the international community resettles or repatriates them within a year.Thailand did not offer to provide shelter for the migrants but promised not to push them back.

 

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