Troubled Myanmar state invites international aid groups to return after mobs disrupted work

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Authorities in Myanmar's Rakhine state say international aid organizations are welcome to return to the area they left in April after Buddhist mobs disrupted their work helping displaced Rohingya Muslims.

A state government announcement in Thursday's New Light of Myanmar newspaper said the move followed a meeting in June between officials and aid agencies to discuss a peace plan. The announcement specifically invited Doctors without Borders, which had been kicked out in February after it publicized alleged attacks on Rohingyas.

No details were provided of how the groups' security could be assured.

A human rights envoy from the U.N., which has criticized the government, has been visiting Myanmar on a fact-finding mission.