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June 17, 2019

Rakhine State Peace, Stability Committee to conduct field trip soon

Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Thar Aung delivers the speech at the Committee for Supporting Peace and Stability in Rakhine State held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA
Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Thar Aung delivers the speech at the Committee for Supporting Peace and Stability in Rakhine State held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

The Committee for Supporting Peace and Stability in Rakhine State held a coordination meeting at the Hluttaw Building in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
The committee’s Chairman U Aye Tha Aung, who is also Deputy Speaker of the Amyotha Hluttaw, first delivered a speech. He said the committee will be conducting another ground observation trip soon.
The Chairman called on participants to discuss the armed conflicts in Rakhine after their second trip to the state. He urged everyone to consider the current armed conflicts and preparations for their next observation trip.
U Aye Tha Aung said they will be soliciting suggestions and conclusions from local residents and people are involved in or have experience with Rakhine State’s armed conflicts and peace process during the upcoming trip. He said this data will be used in compiling a report to the Union Government suggesting long-term and short-term tasks appropriate for furthering Rakhine State’s stability and development.
The Chairman urged the participants to carefully work together on this trip so as to compile a comprehensive report while at the same time considering support for the livelihood, healthcare and education of IDPs in Rakhine State.
Next, the committee’s Vice-Chairman Dr. Pe Myint, Union Minister for Information, Secretary U Tin Myint, Deputy Minister for the Union Government Office, and committee members Colonel Phone Tint, Rakhine State Minister for Border Affairs and Security, Deputy Attorney-General U Win Myint, U Zaw Aye Maung, Yangon Region Minister for Rakhine Ethnic Affairs, State Hluttaw representatives U Maung Maung Ohn and U Oo Than Naing, Deputy Chief of Myanmar Police Force, Police Maj-Gen Aung Naing Thu, and Dr. Nyi Hla Nge discussed about current conflicts in Rakhine State, its situation, the upcoming observation trip, peaceful coexistence between both communities, the lives of local residents, acquiring suggestions and opinions from those that matter, and reducing armed conflicts in the area.
Afterwards, the Chairman delivered the closing speech and ended the meeting. —MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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