The Myanmar delegation led by Union Minister for International Cooperation U Ko Ko Hlaing and Union Minister for Legal Affairs and Attorney-General of the Union Dr Thida Oo, who had attended the public hearings of the preliminary objections submitted by Myanmar to the International Court of Justice at the Peace Palace in The Hague of the Netherlands, arrived back in Yangon by air yesterday evening.
The Myanmar delegation led by Union Minister U Ko Ko Hlaing and Union Minister Dr Thida Oo was welcomed back by Yangon Region Chief Minister U Soe Thein, Commander of Yangon Command Maj-Gen Nyunt Win Swe, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Myo Htut, region ministers and departmental officials at the Yangon International Airport.
Responsible persons from political parties, officials from the Myanmar Interfaith Friendship Organization (Central), the Young Men’s Buddhist Association (YMBA) (Central), departmental personnel, Buddhist monks and people who support the Myanmar delegation welcomed back the Myanmar delegation in arousing at the Yangon International Airport holding the flags of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the signboards bearing heartily welcome to Myanmar delegation for its brave efforts at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for the interests of the State and the people.
With regard to the case filed by The Gambia against Myanmar concerning the application of the convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide at the ICJ, Myanmar presented the preliminary objection that the ICJ lacks jurisdiction or that the case is inadmissible at the court and that The Gambia lacks filing Myanmar to the International Court of Justice. The public hearings related to the preliminary objections were held at The Hague of the Netherlands from 21 to 28 February.
At the hearings, Union Minister U Ko Ko Hlaing pleaded that the ICJ lacks jurisdiction or that the case is inadmissible before the court under the law. Counsels and advocates for Myanmar submitted their presentations with firm facts and data for the preliminary objections of Myanmar to the Court. —MNA