US Vice President Presses Asian Leaders on Rohingya, Maritime Dispute
While leaders from 10 Southeast Asian countries largely discussed trade in Singapore Wednesday, participating U.S. Vice President Mike Pence focused on keeping Asian seas open internationally despite Chinese expansion. He also sought help in checking North Korean nuclear ambitions and pressed Myanmar on its treatment of Rohingya refugees. At an annual summit for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), heads of state talked business throughout the day with one another as well as with officials from larger countries, including India, Russia and China. But Pence steered most of his talks Wednesday toward geopolitics. Rohingya issue In a meeting with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi Wednesday, Pence asked for a report on any progress in pursuing military forces who might have persecuted the stateless, Muslim Rohingya population — a source of conflict since the 1970s. Washington “desires a prosperous, peaceful successful civil society in Burma with a free and independent... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, US Vice President Presses Asian Leaders on Rohingya, Maritime Dispute, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'VOA NEWS'. Thank you
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