Myanmar delegation led by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Tin participated in the Bali Process Government and Business Forum which was held in Perth, Australia from 24 to 25 August 2017. The Forum was organized in order for the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime to engageconstructively for the first time with private sector following the Bali Declaration of the Sixth Ministerial Conference in 2016.The Forum was co-chaired by Hon. Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia and H.E. Ms. Retno LP Marsudi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia and participated by government representatives from over forty countries, representatives from relevant international organizations and business leaders from the region.
At the Forum, Minister of State U Kyaw Tin made a statement apprising the meeting of the enhanced efforts taken by the government of Myanmar in the fight against trafficking in persons focusing on prevention, protection and prosecution. He also expressed Myanmar’s concern about the revival of modern day slavery and pledged Myanmar’s support to the initiative and its readiness to work together with its partners to engaging with private sector to eliminate this heinous crime. The participating business leaders have adopted a Work Plan for 2017-2018 to address the issue.
The Minister of State, accompanied by Myanmar Ambassador to Australia U Tha Aung Nyun also attended the breakfast meeting on 25 August 2017 hosted by Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia to launch the New Colombo Plan Alumni Ambassadors Program of the Australian Government.
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