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July 16, 2020

Seventh Myanmar-Japan Human Rights Dialogue held in Nay Pyi Taw

The Seventh Myanmar-Japan Human Rights Dialogue was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nay Pyi Taw, on 21 February 2020. U Soe Han, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar and Mr Osamu Yamanaka, Deputy Assistant Minister and Ambassador in charge of UN Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, co-chaired the dialogue.
During the dialogue, the two sides cordially exchanged views on a wide range of human rights related issues, including matters pertaining to the government efforts on addressing the situation in Rakhine State comprising repatriation process, cooperation with the UNDP, UNHCR and ASEAN, peace process, enhancement of technical cooperation in the fields of promotion and protection of human rights and cooperation in the United Nations and internatinal fora.
Present at the meeting were senior officals from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry and officials concerned from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Japanese Embassy in Yangon.
Following the meeting, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a working lunch in honour of the visiting Japanese delegation at the Thingaha Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw. —MNA

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