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Egypt concerned over Myanmar violence

2012-11-05 17:20

Cairo - Egypt summoned Myanmar's ambassador in Cairo to express its concern with violence against the southeast Asian country's Muslim minority and call for a stop to it, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.

"The foreign ministry yesterday summoned the ambassador of Myanmar and conveyed an urgent message expressing Egypt's dismay after renewed violence against Rohingya Muslims," it said.

It called on Myanmar to take steps to immediately end the violence and bring its perpetrators to justice.

Egypt summoned the ambassador in August to protest against ethnic clashes between the majority Buddhists and Muslims that began in June.

The Rohingya Muslims are considered by many Burmese as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

The United Nations considers them one of the world's most persecuted minorities.

The clashes in June, followed by fresh fighting in October, have killed 180 people and displaced an estimated 110 000.

Comments
  • storm.trooper.125 - 2012-11-05 19:19

    lol what a joke!!! now that muslims are getting killed..now they open there mouth!but when minority christians get killed,church bomb.. no islam nation standup and say...STOP THE KILLINGS!! WHEN U PLAY WITH FIRE..U WIL BURNED AS WELL

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