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December 19, 2016

MFA Press Statement: Visit by Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan to Yangon, Myanmar, for the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat, 18 to 19 December 2016

                Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan attended an informal ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat on 19 December 2016 in Yangon, Myanmar.  At the Retreat, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi briefed the ASEAN Ministers on recent developments in Rakhine State.  The Ministers had an open, frank and constructive discussion on the complex situation there, including the provision of humanitarian aid.  The Ministers also exchanged views on how ASEAN can best assist Myanmar in seeking a viable and long-term solution for the benefit of all the affected communities in Rakhine State.

 

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

19 DECEMBER 2016