Japan welcomes progress, efforts made by Myanmar Government in resolving situation in Rakhine State
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, received His Excellency Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, at 10am yesterday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nay Pyi Taw.
During the meeting, Foreign Minister Mr. Taro Kono announced that Japan will donate water tanks and tents to the flood victims in Myanmar. He also expressed that Japan welcomes (1) the progress made by the Government of Myanmar in the implementations of the MOU signed between the Government of Myanmar and the United Nations Agencies on assistance to the repatriation process of the displaced persons from Rakhine State, (2) Myanmar Government’s efforts to bring peace, stability, development and to promote harmony and reconciliation among the various communities in Rakhine State, and (3) the establishment of an Independent Commission of Enquiry by the Government of Myanmar.
Moreover, he assured that Japan will provide necessary assistance in construction of housing for the displaced persons, construction of roads, schools and electrification in Rakhine State and continue to cooperate constructively with Myanmar Government in resolving the situation in Rakhine State and provide humanitarian assistance to the displaced persons. — Myanmar News Agency