October 19, 2017

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye holds talks with Danish ambassador, WFP and World Bank Country Director separately

Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye meets with Danish Ambassador Mr. Peter Lysholt Hansen at the Ministry’s Office. Photo: Myanmar News Agency

Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye received Denmark Ambassador to Myanmar H.E. Mr. Peter Lysholt Hansen on Wednesday in Maykhalar Hall of the ministry.
Matters relating to implementing works in Rakhine State, conducting widespread educational work on the national verification process, the process of resettling displaced persons to their places of origin, providing security for Rakhine State, international assistance in implementing suggestions of the advisory commission, UN/INGO cooperation to provide assistance and assistance provided by ASEAN countries were discussed.
The Union Minister said returning persons will be processed systematically using the National Verification Process and in accord with the 1993 Myanmar-Bangladesh bilateral agreement. Education, health, electric power and transportation will be given priority, socio-economic development programmes are being undertaken, lists of terrorists are being sent to relevant countries and organisations, and assistance in spreading true news were also discussed.
Next, the Union Minister received World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director and Representative Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator Mr. Dom Scalpelli. The Country Director discussed WFP works in central Rakhine State and expressed hopes of expansion into northern Rakhine State, working together with the government in implementing social protection works, and finding ways to work together with the Red Cross Movement to conduct humanitarian assistance works and assistance provided by ASEAN countries. The Union Minister said the government is emphasising Rakhine State affairs and is providing effective humanitarian assistance in places where it is required.
The Union Minister then received World Bank’s country director for Myanmar, Cambodia and Lao PDR Ms. Ellen Goldstein. Ms. Goldstein said children and mothers having adequate nutrition are important and would like to work together with the ministry in implementing nutritional matters. The Union Minister said the government is putting its efforts for the establishment of a society that has basic human rights, in accord with democratic norms and with full human dignity and would like to know details about World Bank’s nutritional projects. The government would like to give priority to works in under-developed Naga, Chin and Rakhine regions. Nutritional works are an important part of the government’s social protection strategy and would like to increase works in health, education, nutrition, personal hygiene and family-related projects. The Union Minister explained about the terrorist attacks in Rakhine State, international assistance on Rakhine affairs, beginning the receiving works of displaced people and cooperation with Bangladesh.

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