Myanmar delegation attends 60th Annual Session of Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) in India

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Union Minister for Legal Affairs and Union Attorney-General Dr Thida Oo takes part in the 60th AALCO Annual Session in India from 25 to 29 September.

A Myanmar delegation led by Union Minister for Legal Affairs and Union Attorney-General Dr Thida Oo is attending the 60th Annual Session of Asian – African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO), which is being held between 25 and 29 September in India, together with Myanmar Ambassador to India U Moe Kyaw Aung, upon the invitation of AALCO Secretary-General Dr Kamalinne Pinitpuvadol.
During the opening ceremony, AALCO Secretary-General Dr Kamalinne Pinitpuvadol and External Affairs Minister Ms Meenakshi Lekhi made opening speeches respectively.
The Union minister said the former ALLC established the Asian-African-Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) on 15 November 1956 as the outcome of the Bandung Conference held in April 1955. Myanmar is a Founding Member and the other seven countries Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan and the United Arab Emirates including Myanmar are original members. The purpose of the conference is to promote economic and cultural cooperation in Asian-African countries. The AALCO is a Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) with Asia and African states members. The Bandung Conference Statement and Policies are the basic principles of NAM and the Legacy of the Bandung Conference is a significant milestone for effective international cooperation.
The ten principles of Bandung act effectively to maintain and promote international peace and security, respect for fundamental human rights, respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations, abstention from intervention or interference in the internal affairs of another country, respect for the right of each nation to defend itself singly or collectively, abstention from the use of arrangements of collective defence to serve the particular interests of any of the big powers, abstention by any country from exerting pressures on other countries and settlement of all international disputes by peaceful means in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations.
Among these facts, eight were mentioned in UN Charter and International Principle. Being a member of the UN and ASEAN, Myanmar is following the UN Charter and ASEAN Charter. Myanmar enacted the independent, active and non-aligned foreign policy in the 2008 Constitution and is practising it. It also aimed at international peace and friendly relations among nations and upholds the principles of peaceful co-existence of nations. International trade and investment law are a must to be discussed.
She also talked about the Asia-Africa highlighting their successive development for making investments, the strategic location of Myanmar for South East Asia and South Asia countries for trade and mutual relations, laws of Myanmar for international investors, potential investments in Myanmar and she also said Myanmar welcomes the discussion regarding investments in Agenda of AALCO.
The Myanmar delegation also exchanged views on procedures, international law and international investment law and international legal problems of the International Law Commission (ILC) with other delegations. — MNA

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