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September 21, 2019

Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin receives Prince Mired Ra’ad Al-Hussein, Special Envoy of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (Ottawa Convention)

Union Minister U Kyaw Tin receives Special Envoy Prince Mired Ra’ad Al-Hussein in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA
Union Minister U Kyaw Tin receives Special Envoy Prince Mired Ra’ad Al-Hussein in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for International Cooperation of Myanmar U Kyaw Tin received Prince Mired Ra’ad Al-Hussein, Special Envoy of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (Ottawa Convention) at 3:30 PM on 29 May 2018 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw.
During the meeting, the Special Envoy explained the danger of landmines inflicted on innocent civilians and the negative impact on the economic development. He encouraged Myanmar to join the Ottawa Convention, which has been acceded and ratified by 164 countries as of today.
With regard to joining the Convention, the Union Minister explained that Myanmar agrees in principle to the provisions of the Convention, and Myanmar would consider acceding to the Convention once on-going peace process has been implemented successfully, upon the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) by all ethnic armed organizations. He added that Myanmar has been cooperating with the international community to raise awareness on the danger of landmines and to provide victim-assistance. —Myanmar News Agency

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