United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
October 12, 2017
Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, held a meeting with U Thaung Tun, National Security Advisor of Burma, to discuss the urgent refugee crisis in Burma.
Ambassador Haley stressed the need for all sides to end violence immediately. She appealed for Burma to facilitate the safe, dignified return of all those displaced as quickly as possible and called for humanitarian access to all affected by the violence. Finally, she urged Burma to hold security officials and others found responsible for offenses against all affected communities accountable for their actions.