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Boris Johnson and Aung San Suu Kyi discuss Rohingya crisis

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Boris Johnson and Aung San Suu Kyi discuss Rohingya crisis

Boris Johnson and Aung San Suu Kyi discuss Rohingya crisis
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Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson has met Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to press for action on the Rohingya crisis where troops are accused of atrocities against the Muslim minority in Rakhine state.

Suu Kyi has faced heavy international criticism for not taking a higher profile in responding to the strife.

Their meeting followed Johnson's visit to a refugee camp in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district, where nearly 700,000 Rohingya have sought sanctuary in squalid settlements since a Myanmar army crackdown in northern Rakhine last August.

The UN has accused Myanmar of driving the Muslim minority over the border in an ethnic cleansing campaign, but the country has denied the charges.

UN investigators have been blocked from the conflict zone.