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Briefing ceremony on strategy development for ethnic rights held

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Union Minister U Saw Tun Aung Myint presides over the briefing ceremony on ethnic rights yesterday.

The Ministry of Ethnic Affairs held the briefing ceremony on the development of a strategy for the rights of Myanmar’s ethnic nationalities yesterday morning in accordance with the COVID-19 prevention rules.
At the ceremony, the Union Minister said his ministry would coordinate with the Ministry of Education to give priority to local people and allow them to receive higher salaries regarding the appointment of Teaching Assistants (TA) and Language Teacher (LT). He continued his ministry will coordinate with relevant ministries regarding the verification of ethnic nationality in applying for the national identity card. He added the importance of formulating and implementing necessary policies and visions in the ministry to have a strategy as a roadmap for the ministry to achieve its goals.
The strategic goal that is being drafted is to ensure that all ethnic groups enjoy equal citizenship rights, to have full access to constitutional rights and to Achieve Myanmar’s Sustainable and Balanced Development Plan in accordance with the Objectives of the Law for the Protection of the Rights of Ethnic Nationalities.
It was found that it was an essential strategy for ethnic nationalities to enjoy their legal rights and development. It is hoped that the development gap will be narrowed as the strategic role can be implemented year by year. In formulating the strategy, the policy of the government. The Union Minister said it also needs to be in line with the policies and goals of the State Government.
He said the government is committed to building a democratic federal union as well as national reconciliation and peace and it is well known that ethnic issues play an important role in achieving peace.
He stressed his ministry must work effectively to achieve the national goals of the Union Government, and he called for the final drafting of the strategy and its successful implementation within ten years from 2021 to 2030.
The ceremony was attended by Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs U Saw Tun Aung Myint, Deputy Minister U Zaw Aye Maung, the Permanent Secretary, Directors General and officials. — MNA

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