President U Htin Kyaw held talks with the chief of the Malaysian armed forces yesterday over false news on efforts of the government for solving the issues in Rakhine State after violent attacks in Maungtaw, Rakhine State, and escalation of misunderstandings on the issue due to the erroneous news.
President U Htin Kyaw received General Tan Sri Dato’ Sri (Dr) Haji Zulkifeli Bin Mohd Zain, Chief of the Malaysian Armed Forces, and party at 10:30 am yesterday at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw.
The president clarified the efforts of the new government in handling the Rakhine state issue in accordance with the existing laws and human rights standards and norms and measures being taken by the Rakhine State Advisory Commission and investigation commission.
They also discussed matters on promoting friendship of the peoples and bilateral relations and investment and trade between the two countries.
Also present at the call were Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Union Minister for Defence Lt-Gen Sein Win, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Tin and officials.—Myanmar News Agency