Boris Johnson discusses Rohingya, elections in Thailand

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and his Thai counterpart have discussed neighboring Myanmar's persecution of ethnic Rohingya Muslims and plans for elections in Thailand to end military rule.

Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai told reporters Monday that the British government is especially concerned about the plight of the Rohingya. About 700,000 have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence by Myanmar security forces that has been characterized by some human rights experts as ethnic cleansing.

Johnson is in Thailand after visiting Bangladesh, where he met Rohingya refugees, and Myanmar, where he held talks on the Rohingya situation with the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.