Indonesian Foreign Minister Describes Meeting With Aung San Suu Kyi
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said Tuesday that her country is “deeply concerned” about the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Myanmar as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims continue to endure violence and flee to neighboring countries.
Earlier this month, Marsudi met with Myanmar’s de facto head of state Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss the ongoing crisis. Suu Kyi has come under fire in the international community for failing to do enough to stop or discourage the violence.
Speaking at Asia Society in New York, Marsudi said she left her meeting with the impression that Suu Kyi genuinely wants to end the crisis and intends to follow through on a set of recommendations made by an independent commission headed by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. “The problem is, to be very honest, there is a gap of communication between civilian government and the military,” Marsudi said. “So we have to see that and have to convey the message to the military.”
In the above video, Marsudi further discusses the Rohingya situation with Asia Society Policy Institute Diplomat in Residence Daniel Russel. Watch the complete program in the video below.