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The two-day meeting of Asian and European foreign ministers beginning Monday in Myanmar will avoid discussing the Rohingya refugee crisis, according to a draft of the chair’s statement obtained by Kyodo News.

The session of the Asia-Europe Meeting will not directly discuss the crisis involving 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled since August from Rakhine state in western Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh, to escape atrocities reportedly being committed by Myanmar security forces.

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