Trudeau presses suu Kyi on vi­o­lence against Mus­lim mi­nor­ity

StarMetro Edmonton - - Canada / World -

Prime min­is­ter Justin Trudeau spoke with myanmar’s leader aung San Suu Kyi Wed­nes­day to ex­press “deep con­cerns” over treat­ment of mus­lims and other eth­nic mi­nori­ties. The phone call fol­lowed a cho­rus of cries for Canada to re­voke the hon­orary cit­i­zen­ship it granted Suu Kyi in 2007. The Prime min­is­ter’s of­fice was silent on that point in its sum­mary of the call, is­sued shortly af­ter Trudeau took ques­tions from the me­dia at a cab­i­net re­treat in St. John’s, n.l. ac­cord­ing to the sum­mary, Trudeau stressed the ur­gent need for myanmar’s mil­i­tary and civil­ian lead­ers to take a strong stand in end­ing the vi­o­lence and pro­mote the pro­tec­tion of civil­ians and ac­cess for the united na­tions and hu­man­i­tar­ian groups. Trudeau also un­der­scored “the par­tic­u­lar im­por­tance” of Suu Kyi’s role as “a moral and po­lit­i­cal leader.”

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