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Union FM delivers a general statement at UN

Myanmar’s Foreign Minister  U Wunna Maung Lwin addresses attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters 2 October 2015.
Myanmar’s Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin addresses attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters 2 October 2015.

Union Minister for Foreign  Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin has delivered a general statement at the Plenary Meeting held in afternoon of 2 October 2015 during the current session of the 70th United Nations General Assembly at UN Headquarters.
He said “This year, 2015, is vital for Myanmar as we will be holding general elections on 8 November. The forthcoming elections will be transparent, free and fair.  As such, the government is working together with local stakeholders and international partners.
Over the past four and a half years, we have been able to enhance peace, stability and rule of law and socio-economic development in the country. One may not be content with the pace of our reform process. However, it is undeniable that we have been able to create better political and socio-economic conditions, foster national reconciliation through culture of dialogue, and expand space for civil societies in nation building.
In closing, it is important to highlight that Myanmar’s democratic reform process is gaining momentum and moving in the right direction. The international community should continue with its support to Myanmar in an objective and constructive manner. We shall remain fully committed and relentless in our effort to peace, democracy and inclusive socio-economic development for the people of Myanmar.”
Union Minister met Mr. John Kerry, Secretary of State of the United States of America in the morning of 2 October 2015. They exchanged views on the current developments of Myanmar including the general elections, bilateral relations and regional issues.
Union Minister met Mr. Paola Gentiloni, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy on 1 October 2015. They discussed enhancing bilateral relations, further strengthening cooperation on economic and international affairs.

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