December 13, 2017

UN delegation arrives at Sittway and Maungtaw

UN delegation led by Ms. Yanghee Lee met Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu and officials of Rakhine State Government yesterday. Photo: MNA

Ms. Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar and party arrived at Sittway from Kyaukpyu by air yesterday morning.
The UN delegation met Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu and officials of Rakhine State Government at the meeting room of State Government Office at about 10:00 am. During their meeting, they discussed matters relating to Kyaukpyu Special Economic zone, meeting with farmers in Kyaukpyu, transference of IDP camps, development and peace and stability in Buthidaung and Maungtaw, and present situation of the area and restoration works on damages caused by cyclone Mora which struck Myanmar at the end of May 2017.
The UN delegation left Buthidaung on boat after meeting with six town elders at the State General Administration Department in Sittway. At evening meeting with responsible officials at Maungtaw District General Administration Department, they discussed concerning with destroyed conditions after cyclone Mora, aids for the victims of disaster paid by the government and International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO), regional states, permission to enter in region and implementation of peace and stability in region.

 

Myint Maung Soe, Aung Kyaw Oo

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