December 15, 2016

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State Counsellor, Kofi Annan, convene Advisory Commission

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi making a speech with Mr. Kofi Annan sitting on her right. Photo: MNA
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi making a speech with Mr. Kofi Annan sitting on her right. Photo: MNA

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi held a meeting with the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State led by commission chairman Mr. Kofi Annan, the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, at the National Reconciliation and Peace Center in Yangon yesterday.
In her address, the State Counsellor said that the issue of Rakhine State is the most important matter for all, stressing the need to seek a solution to the issue for ensuring stability and development of the country. The State Counsellor expressed confidence that the commission chairman and members will help find solutions to the issue.
Mr. Kofi Annan said that he was pleased to be part of the country’s transition period, expressing his belief that the commission can offer suggestions that will help Myanmar achieve peace and prosperity in the future.
Also present at the meeting were Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe, members of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State and other officials.
The State Counsellor Office released a statement on 24 August that the government, committed to finding lasting solutions to the complex and delicate issues in Rakhine State, would establish an Advisory Commission on Rakhine State.
The nine-member Advisory Commission is chaired by Mr Kofi Annan, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, the chairman and founder of the Kofi Annan Foundation and a Nobel laureate. In addition to  Mr. Annan, the commission comprises three international and six national persons of eminence who are highly experienced, respected and neutral individuals, added the statement.—Myanmar News Agency

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