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Brussels, 27 March 2014
Joint Statement by Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, and Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Development
We are very concerned by the wave of hostilities targeting international organisations which provide essential assistance to local communities and the most vulnerable in the Rakhine State of Myanmar. We call upon the people of Sittwe, and the Rakhine State, to co-operate fully with the competent authorities in order to restore the safety of relief workers and the security of international assistance operations.
For more information:
The European Commission's humanitarian work in Myanmar:
Website of DG Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid – cooperation with Myanmar:
IP/13/1071: Commissioner Piebalgs in Myanmar to reinforce development cooperation