Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye met separately with UNHCR Representative Mr Johan Cels and Turkish Ambassador Mr Haydar Kerem Divanlioglu at his ministry yesterday.
During the meeting with the UNHCR Representative, they discussed the repatriation efforts for displaced persons in Bangladesh, cooperation with ASEAN nations on this matter, how high-level officials from Myanmar and ASEAN representatives have disseminated information in Cox’s Bazar, plans moving forward, possible cooperation with UNHCR, and how a Myanmar delegation will attend the 70th ExCom meeting in Geneva and hold a meeting with the High Commissioner for Refugees.
Afterwards, in the meeting with the Turkish Ambassador, both sides discussed processes for establishing stability and socio-economic development in Rakhine State, Myanmar’s adherence to the agreement with Bangladesh in repatriating displaced persons, cooperation from ASEAN nations, cooperation on action plans between the Committee on Implementing Recommendations on Rakhine State and relevant ministries, resettlement of IDPs and implementing the strategic plan to close down temporary shelters, and possible cooperation from Turkey on related matters. —MNA
(Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)