"The dialogue reaffirmed the commitment of both sides to further strengthening their relationship in the field of human rights, the statement said."
Yangon, May 20 - The European Union and Myanmar will enhance cooperation on human rights issues, reinforcing common positions in favour of strengthening international human rights standards, an EU-Myanmar joint statement said Tuesday.

The first EU-Myanmar Human Rights Dialogue, co-chaired by EU Special Representative for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis and Myanmar Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs U Thant Kyaw, was held in Myanmar's Capital Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday, Xinhua reports.

The dialogue reaffirmed the commitment of both sides to further strengthening their relationship in the field of human rights, the statement said.

The situation in Rakhine state was also discussed, where a communal conflict flared up in June 2012 and surged again in October same year, displacing thousands of people.


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