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Myanmar government aims to protect rights, foster tolerance 'for all': Aung San Suu Kyi

Suu Kyi did not mention the Rohingya by name but noted that the crisis in Rakhine was among 'many challenges that government has been facing'.

Published: 28th November 2017 04:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th November 2017 04:27 PM   |  A+A-

Aung San Suu Kyi (File Photo | AP)

By AFP

NAYPYIDAW: Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday her government was striving to protect the rights of "all" its people in a speech delivered alongside Pope Francis, whose visit has turned a spotlight on the plight of the persecuted Muslim Rohingya.

She said her government aimed to build peace by "protecting rights, fostering tolerance, ensuring security for all" in a speech delivered with the pope sharing a stage with her.

Suu Kyi did not mention the Rohingya by name but noted that the crisis in Rakhine was among "many challenges that our government has been facing".



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