Fourth Myanmar-EU Human Rights Dialogue held

Myanmar and the European Union, co-chaired by U Kyaw Tin and Mr. Lambrinidis resepectively, discussed on numerous human rights topics, such as Rakhine State’s situation, and the UN’s cooperation.  Photo: MNA
Myanmar and the European Union, co-chaired by U Kyaw Tin and Mr. Lambrinidis resepectively, discussed on numerous human rights topics, such as Rakhine State’s situation, and the UN’s cooperation.  Photo: MNA

The Fourth Myanmar-EU Human Rights Dialogue was held at the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nay Pyi Taw, on 5 March 2018.
The dialogue was co-chaired by U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for International Cooperation, and Stavros Lambrinidis, European Union (EU) special representative for human rights.
The dialogue was attended by senior officials from the ministries concerned, Kristian Schmidt, ambassador of the delegation of the European Union to Myanmar, senior officials of the EU and diplomats from some EU member states stationed in Yangon.
During the dialogue, the participants exchanged their views on a wide range of human rights issues related to labour rights, the situation in Rakhine State, freedom of expression, access to basic social service, gender issues, human trafficking and related exploitation, protection of the rights of persons belonging to minorities and combating and prevention of religious intolerance and incitement to hatred, human rights cooperation in the United Nations, and Myanmar’s accession to and the implementation of international human rights conventions and treaties, as well as the rights of refugees and migrants and national minorities in EU member states. —Myanmar News Agency

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