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April 02, 2020

Thura U Shwe Mann receives UNESCO’s International Legal Advisor

Thura U Shwe Mann shakes hands with UNESCO’s International Legal Advisor Mr. Etienne Clement in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

Chairman of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission Thura U Shwe Mann received Mr. Etienne Clement, International Legal Affairs Advisor of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the Hluttaw Affairs Building (I-11) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
In the meeting, they discussed cultural and archaeological laws in Myanmar and efforts to enforce and make public those laws.
Under current laws protecting Myanmar antiquities, artifacts more than 100 years old are protected and cannot be sold or transferred without permission from relevant departments such as the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, the Myanmar Police Force and the Customs Department.
Also present at the meeting were U Khin Maung Oo, member of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission and officials.

 

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