National Security Advisor explains the Government’s short and long-term plans for the development of Rakhine State

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National Security Advisor U Thaung Tun.

ARRIA formula meeting of the Security Council on the situation in Myanmar was held on 13 October 2017 at UN. It was co-hosted by France, Current President of the UN Security Council , together with the United Kingdom.New York, 14 Oct—ARRIA formula meeting of the Security Council on the situation in Myanmar was held on 13 October 2017 at UN. It was co-hosted by France, Current President of the UN Security Council , together with the United Kingdom.At the invitation of the co-hosts, former UN Secretary-General and Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State Dr. Kofi Annan briefed the meeting on the situation in the Rakhine State. Representatives of the members states of the Security Council, UNHCR, OHCHR, OCHA, regional organizations, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, OIC and EU participated in the meeting. At the meeting, U Thaung Tun, Special Envoy of the State Counsellor and National Security Advisor of Myanmar, briefed the meeting that recommendations of the Advisory Commission are based on widely-consulted, thorough research; the recommendations provide us with a viable roadmap to lasting peace and development in Rakhine State; Mr. Kofi Annan’s today briefing stands in stark contrast to the less than objective statements that we have repeatedly heard; short and long-term plans have been established for repatriation and provision of humanitarian assistance, resettlement and rehabilitation of all displaced communities, and socio-economic development with the collaboration of the international community. Full text of statement (English + Myanmar) of NSA U Thaung Tun, was placed separately.

Arria-Formula is named after Ambassador Diego Arria, Permanent Representative of Venezuela, who, as the representative of Venezuela on the Council (1992-1993), initiated the practice in 1992. The “Arria-formula meetings” are very informal, confidential gatherings which enable Security Council members to have a frank and private exchange of views with persons from invited UN member states, organizations and individuals. No media is invited. No meeting record is taken.

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