Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than received the Chair of Geneva-based Global Commission on Drug Policy (GCDP) and former President of Switzerland Ms. Ruth Dreifuss at 10 am and Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF Mr. Robert Justin Alexander Forsyth at 1 pm at the hall of Amyotha Hluttaw in Nay Pyi Taw separately.
In their meeting, the two sides discussed the works of Global Commission Drug Policy (GCDP). The GCDP’s aim is to “bring to the international level an informed, science-based discussion about humane and effective ways to reduce the harm caused by drugs to people and societies.” The GCDP has endorsed decriminalisation of drugs for non-violent offenders.
Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than discussed matters related to providing assistance for development of Myanmar at the meeting with the Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF.
Also present at the meeting were Deputy Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw U Aye Thar Aung and officials of the Amyotha Hluttaw office.