Readout on Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Pandith's Trip to Burma

Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 2, 2012

Question: What details can you provide regarding Farah Pandith’s travel to Burma?

Answer: Special Representative Farah Pandith traveled to Rangoon, Burma July 28 - August 1. While there, she met with civil society leaders, members of religious and ethnic groups, including the Rohingya, youth leaders, national and international non-profit organizations, as well as with the Minister of Religious Affairs. She discussed areas for cooperation with Muslim communities in Burma, including education, rule of law, and economic opportunity, with a particular focus on young people.

She also participated in Ramadan activities, including the U.S. Embassy Iftar held on July 30.

On August 1, Special Representative Pandith departed Burma for Cambodia.

PRN: 2012/1259