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July 17, 2019

Disaster Management Department of SWRR Ministry, UNHCR sign MoU

Director General Dr. Ko Ko Naing and Mr. Filippo Grandi exchange the notes of MoU at the singing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding in Nay Pyi Taw.  Photo: MNA

Memorandum of understanding between the Department of Disaster Management of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee was sighed at the ministry yesterday.
During the event, Deputy Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Soe Aung said the MoU is an indication of collaboration and that detail need to be discussed. According to the MoU, the ministry has to be notified of any challenges and difficulty on the ground. Such obstacles will be overcome together. While carrying humanitarian works, the ministry also prioritizes security and stability of the conflict areas.
He also said that he hopes to collaborate more in welcoming the immigrant workers coming in from other countries and giving humanitarian assistance to IDPs.
Then, High Commissioner Mr. Filippo Grandi expressed his thanks for arranging the signing of the MoU during his visit to Myanmar.
He also assured that they will abide by the remarks by the deputy minister in his opening speech.
Afterwards, Mr. Filippo Grandi and Director General Dr. Ko Ko Naing signed the Memorandum of Understanding.
Officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and representative and members of UNHCR attended the event.—MNA
( Translated by Alphonsus)

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