Myanmar joins 18th ASEAN senior officials meeting on rural development, poverty eradication

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The 18th ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication, chaired by the Philippines, was held under the theme “Strengthening the ASEAN Response to Sustainable Rural Development and Poverty Eradication and Accelerating the Rehabilitation Process”, yesterday through videoconferencing.
A delegation led by Director-General U Thein Lwin of the Department of Rural Development and senior officers from the ten ASEAN member countries and officials from the ASEAN Secretariat participated in the meeting.
At the meeting, the Deputy Director-General of the National Anti-Poverty Commission of the Philippines addressed the meeting and the ASEAN Secretariat briefed on the resolutions of the previous meeting.
Director-General of the Department of Rural Development U Thein Lwin said that Myanmar has proposed three projects as regards the ASEAN Rural Development and Poverty Eradication Framework Plan (2021-2025) and will implement the Sustainable Rural Livelihoods and Entrepreneurship Promotion Project, the Sustainable Rural Infrastructure Development Project and the Community Leadership for Sustainable Rural Development Project.
The meeting also discussed actions on long-term sustainable development goals, climate change, gender issues, and exchanged views on the drafting of the ASEAN Comprehensive Rehabilitation Framework to promote post-COVID-19 rehabilitation in the ASEAN region. — MNA

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