France reiterates its deep concern over the unacceptable violence perpetrated against those belonging to the Rohingya minority in Burma and calls for an end to that violence.

We emphasize that it is the Burmese authorities’ responsibility to protect civilian populations.

It is vital to fully investigate that violence in the most transparent, impartial way, and for those engaging in atrocities to stand trial.

The authorities must do everything necessary to ensure that all those in need in northern Rakhine state receive humanitarian assistance as quickly as possible. France, working with its European partners and within the UN, will see to it.