Myanmar chairs 19th ASEAN senior law officials meeting online

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Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo and senior law officials join the online meeting of 19th ASEAN Senior Law Officials Meeting on 6 October. PHOTO: MNA

The 19th ASEAN Senior Law Officials Meeting (ASLOM) and Working Group meeting, chaired by Myanmar, are being held through videoconferencing from 5 to 7 October. The meeting is participated by Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo, Permanent Secretary Dr Thida Oo, Director-General Dr Thi Thi Myint and the high-ranking law officials from the ASEAN countries.
At the meeting, the Union Attorney-General thanked the members of the ASLOM and the ASEAN Secretary General office for facilitating the meeting online amid the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Myanmar. He said that the role of the ASLOM is important in developing a better legal environment for each member state as ASEAN aims to enhance mutual assistance and active cooperation in the fields of economy, culture, social, science, technology and management.
He continued that the exchange of knowledge and experience of legal professions in the ASEAN region plays a key role in the development of legal issues and ASLOM is involving in legal matters such as mutual assistance and in criminal matters such as human trafficking.
The Union Attorney-General remarked that the ASLOM meeting is a key pillar to promote legal cooperation in the region since the legal aid in criminal matters is important not only for the regional legal cooperation but also for the international legal cooperation. He commended the efforts of ASLOM leaders for the emergence of the ASEAN Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty and the ASEAN Extradition Treaty.
The Permanent Secretary of the Union Attorney-General office serves as the chair of the meeting and the meeting will continue to discuss the developments in the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty and the ASEAN Extradition Treaty in criminal matters, the development of the ASEAN Trade Law, crime prevention and criminal justice, Judicial cooperation, mutual legal aid in civil suit and trade issues and legal matters in the ASEAN region.—MNA (Translated by Ei Phyu Phyu Aung)

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