Narinjara News

US Embassy officials visit Arakan       

Maung Daw, December 15: Three high ranking officials of the US Embassy in Rangoon paid a three day visit to Maung Daw Township which is bordering with Bangladesh and located in the western most part of Arakan state.

The officials were Carmen Martinez, Charge D’Affair of the US Embassy to
Rangoon and political officer David Juras, accompanied by another officer. The visit lasted for 3 days from 3rd to 5th December.  

Said officials visited the officials from the UNHCR and foreign NGO offices in the region. The officials also met with authority of Nasaka, the Burmese border security.

The visitors were in a fact-finding mission on the repatriation of Burmese Muslim refugees from
Bangladesh and resettlement programmes in the border township.

The visit from the US Embassy is the talk of the town since it is coincide with the time of rumour that many Muslims are fleeing Burma again into Bangladesh due to the Burmese government repression, unable to find work and high living cost.#

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