Resettlement of IDPs in Kachin State discussed via videoconferencing

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Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye joins the discussion on the resettlement of IDPs in Kachin State via videoconference on 16 December. Photo : MNA

The 4th meeting between the Working Committee on implementation of resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kachin State and the Kachin Humanitarian Concern Committee (KHCC) was held via videoconferencing yesterday afternoon.
During the meeting, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye said that prioritizing the resettlement of IDPs and the closure of IDP camps are aimed at working on ethnic issues and nationwide peace. He added that the move is aimed at lasting peace and building a democratic federal union. The government will increase cooperation with national ethnic people, according to the Union Minister, who said that a democratic federal union could be achieved by making efforts for democracy, human rights and the rule of law. The Union Minister stressed that the government, MPs and civil society organizations need to strengthen cooperation.
The National-level Strategy on Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons and Closure of IDP Camps includes plans to promote cooperation among the government, civil society organizations, IDPs, UN organizations, and local and international NGOs for the resettlement process, according to the Union Minister. He also highlighted the need to increase security measures, including coordination for humanitarian demining.
The Working Committee on Implementation of Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kachin State was formed on 8 May 2019, and the Deputy Minister of the Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement leads the working committee. The decisions of the fourth meeting will be submitted to the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC). KHCC Chairperson Rev Dr Hkalam Samson also delivered a speech. The Secretary of the Working Committee explained the implementation of the decisions of the third meeting.
Participants, including the Kachin State Security and Border Affairs Minister, Kachin State Social Affairs Minister and KHCC officials made discussions and suggestions. The virtual meeting was also participated by Kachin State Ministers, guests from Northern Command and other relevant officials.—MNA (Translated by Maung Maung Swe)

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