Aung San Suu Kyi will give a public address next week on the crisis involving Burma’s Rohingya minority, her spokesman has said.
The Burmese leader has faced mounting criticism over her response to violence against the mostly-Muslim minority in the country’s Rakhine state.
An estimated 370,000 Rohingya have fled across the border into Bangladesh in recent weeks amid a spate of attacks on their villages. Observers say the violence is being carried out by the Burmese military.
Some reports suggest as many as 3,000 Rohingya have been killed in the latest outbreak of violence, which began on 25 August when insurgents attacked more than 20 government security posts.
The response of the Burmese army has prompted widespread condemnation from the international community. The UN’s top human rights official called the violence a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing.
Donald Trump’s Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said: “The massive displacement and victimisation of people, including large numbers of the ethnic Rohingya community and other minorities, shows that Burmese security forces are not protecting civilians.