September 22, 2017

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye receives Turkish Ambassador

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye holds talks with Turkish Ambassador Mr. Kerem Divanlioglu yesterday. Photo: MNA

Dr. Win Myat Aye, the Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, received Turkish Ambassador to Myanmar H.E. Mr. Kerem Divanlioglu on Friday in the ministry.
During the meeting, the Union Minister explained the status of providing assistance to people in need who were affected by the terrorist acts in Rakhine State according to the humanitarian assistance principle for which the ministry is responsible for, the status of coordinating with the Red Cross Movement in providing humanitarian assistance in Rakhine State, and incorrect news published by international media on the attack and the killing of ethnic nationals by extremist terrorists.
The Turkish Ambassador said Turkey was assisting millions of Syrian refugees and was experienced in providing humanitarian assistance. Turkey was the first nation to condemn the terrorist attacks of August. “Turkey does not accept extremism. With regards to Myanmar, especially the Rakhine State affair, Turkey had a constructive view. It believes that civilians not involved in terrorist acts need to be assisted without any discrimination of race and religion. Turkey is providing assistance and would like to continue assisting”, the ambassador said. “Our President has spoken with the State Counsellor on the phone and, in addition to the leaders, the implementers from the two countries will cooperate”, said the ambassador. The ambassador also welcomed and recognised Myanmar arrangements to provide humanitarian assistance to all.

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