BANGKOK, Nov 30 – Thailand has provided US$100,000 in humanitarian aid to the Myanmar government to assist victims of violence in Rakhine state, a Thai foreign ministry official said on Friday.
East Asian Affairs Department Director-General Damrong Kraikruan said Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul presented the financial assistance to Myanmar Ambassador Tin Win in Bangkok.
The financial aid will be granted to Myanmar people who have been affected in the violent clashes between Buddhists and Muslims, mostly Rohingya, in the western state.
Mr Damrong said the Thai government is confident in the Myanmar government’s approach to solve the conflict and that it believes the unrest was caused by communities’ conflict and that the Myanmar government did not get involved in the conflict.
He said Thailand also believes the Myanmar government has done its best and that it is ready to cooperate with the world community to tackle the problem.
As Thailand is Myanmar’s close neighbour, he said, the kingdom stands ready to help clarify the situation in Myanmar to the world community for better understanding on the issue.
The deadly clashes in Rakhine state since May have left at least 167 people dead and 100,000 people homeless, most of them Muslims.
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