MoEA discusses approval of strategy for ethnic rights

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Union Minister Nai Thet Lwin chairs the coordination meeting on approval of strategy for the rights of ethnic nationals on 2 December. Photo : MNA

The Ministry of Ethnic Affairs held a coordination meeting on the approval of strategy for the rights of ethnic nationals yesterday.
The meeting was attended by Union Minister Nai Thet Lwin, Deputy Minister U Hla Maw Oo, the permanent secretary, the directors-general and officials. The Union Minister said that the government worked for the socio-economic development of ethnic people and the need for clear strategies for their rights and welfares.
The strategy was drafted after conducting surveys on the needs of national people, and it needs to meet the government’s policy and goals while the government is working for the establishment of a Democracy Federal Union, national reconciliation and lasting peace.
He also discussed the efforts of his office to accomplish the objectives of the next administration on the ethnic nationals.
Strategic goals include equal citizen rights for all ethnic people, ensuring constitutional rights for all, rights for legal protection and implementation of Myanmar Sustainable Development Goals.
Deputy Minister U Hla Maw Oo discussed the needs for coordination with relevant ministries, departments, NGOs and INGOs in implementing the strategy to align with the MSDP. Senior officials from the respective departments presented their discussions. The MoEA enacted rules for the protection of ethnic rights on 23 August 2019.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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