Diplomats based in Yangon arrived in Maungtaw, Rakhine State, on Tuesday and visited villages affected by the violent attacks in October and November, collecting information on the socio-economic situation and security in the area.
The four-member mission comprised of diplomats from the embassies of the United States, United Kingdom and Australia and the European Commission Humanitarian Organisation (ECHO) toured around the sites of burnt houses in Wabeik Village, Kyikanpyin Village-tract and Dargyisar Village, and Myoma market in Maungtaw. Afterwards, the diplomats visited the rural health centre in Shweyinaye Village in Nyaungchaung Village-tract and the rural health centre in Alethankyaw Village and discussed with health staff about arrival of patients, common diseases and health care services.
On the last leg of the Tuesday tour, the mission met with the administration officer of the Gawduthara Village-tract and villagers and asked about the socio-economic situation and security in the village-tract.
Before the visit, the diplomats held talks with local authorities at the Maungtaw District General Administration Department on Tuesday.—Myanmar News Agency