Letter of Appreciation delivered to Myanmar delegation who attended the Public Hearing related to Preliminary Objections raised by Myanmar

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The Myanmar delegation led by the Agent of Myanmar, Union Minister for International Cooperation U Ko Ko Hlaing, the Alternate Agent of Myanmar, Union Minister for Legal Affairs Attorney-General of the Union Dr Thida Oo and the international counsels and advocates attended the public hearing relating to the preliminary objections raised by Myanmar concerning the application filed by the Gambia on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) alleging the Republic of the Union of Myanmar of violating the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Peace Palace, The Hague, the Netherlands from 21 to 28 February 2022.
It has been observed that the Agent of Myanmar, Union Minister for International Cooperation U Ko Ko Hlaing and the international counsels and advocates — Dr Christopher Staker, Professor Stefan Talmon and Professor Robert Kolb made effective arguments before the Court from the legal perspective that the Court lacks jurisdiction and/or The Gambia’s Application is inadmissible.
On behalf of the Steering Committee on Lawsuit at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Chairperson of the Steering Committee, Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin delivered the Letter of Appreciation to the members of the Myanmar delegation, responsible persons and staff from the headquarters and the Myanmar Embassy in Brussels and well-wishers who supported the Myanmar delegation, for their tireless and commendable efforts in defending the interest of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and its people, and to the international counsels and advocates— Dr Christopher Staker, Professor Stefan Talmon and Professor Robert Kolb for their outstanding legal work at the Court with dedication and professionalism.—MNA

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