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November 18, 2018

State Counsellor receives UN officials

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi underscores Myanmar’s readiness to receive the verified returnees at meeting with UN delegation

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi holds talks with the delegation composed of Permanent Representatives to UN and representatives from immediate neighbours of Myanmar. Photo: MNA
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi holds talks with the delegation composed of Permanent Representatives to UN and representatives from immediate neighbours of Myanmar. Photo: MNA

A delegation composed of Permanent Representatives to the United Nations/ representatives from immediate neighbours of Myanmar including current ASEAN Chair, and Member States of the United Nations Security Council arrived Nay Pyi Taw in the afternoon of 30 April 2018.
During their stay in Nay Pyi Taw, the delegation paid a courtesy call on State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at 1530 hrs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During the call, the State Counsellor underscored Myanmar’s readiness to receive the verified returnees and necessary cooperation of Bangladesh to expedite the repatriation process quickly. It is important for Bangladesh side to use prescribed forms agreed by both countries as early as possible for verification.
Furthermore, the State Counsellor also explained to the delegation on the matters pertaining to providing humanitarian assistance to affected communities, rebuilding trust and confidence among communities, citizenship issue, on-going closure of IDP camps, issuance of national verification cards(NVCs), restoring rule of law, issue of resettlement on the international boundary line between the two countries, possible recurrence of terrorist attacks at any time, necessity to find the root cause of the conflict, prevention of hate speech, and encouragement for school education.
Afterwards, the delegation met with Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services at the office of the Commander-in-Chief in the afternoon.
Then, the delegation held a comprehensive discussion with U Kyaw Tint Swe, Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor, U Thaung Tun,
Union Minister for the Office of the Union Government, Dr. Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and Chairman of the Implementation Committee on Recommendations on Rakhine State, U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for International Cooperation, Dr. Aung Tun Thet, Chief Coordinator of Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement, and Development in Rakhine (UEHRD), U Win Mra, U Tun Myat, U Khin Maung Lay, U Hla Myint and Dr. Daw Khin Nyo, who are national members of Advisory Board on Rakhine State, Dr. Thet Thet Zin, Chairperson of Myanmar Women’s Affairs Federation and Dr. Tha Nyan, U Myo Nyunt, U Maung Maung, U Aung Soe Lwin, Dr. Tin Hla, U Aung Naing, Dr. Hla Tun, U Than Lwin, and U Tin Myint from Interfaith Dialogue at Shwe San Eain Hotel in the evening.
In the evening, U Kyaw Tint Swe, Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor, hosted a working dinner for the delegation at Shwe San Eain Hotel. —Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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