UN rights envoy meets with union ministers separately

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Ms Yanghee Lee holds talks with Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Ye Aung in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

Ms Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, met separately with Union ministers U Thein Swe, Lt General Sein Win, Lt General Ye Aung, Dr Win Myat Aye and Dr Myo Thein Gyi at their respective Ministries in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
In meeting with U Thein Swe, Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population, Ms Yanghee Lee discussed migrant workers, legal actions between employers and employees, cooperative activities between the Ministry and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the releasing information on the census and nationalisation in Rakhine State.
Ms Yanghee Lee discussed conflicts and the peace process in Rakhine State, Kachin State and Shan State, human rights, affairs of displaced people and clearance work of planted bombs in meeting with Lt Gen Sein Win, Union Minister for Defence.
In meeting with Lt Gen Ye Aung, Union Minister for Border Affairs, humanitarian aid to both Buddhist and Muslim communities in Maungtaw, Rakhine State, displaced people in Kachin and Shan States, implementing peace process in the country and human rights were discussed.
Ms Yanghee Lee also discussed the importance of preparedness for natural disasters and people’s participation for lessening the impact of disasters in meeting with Dr Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.
The Education Ministry’s current activities for educational development in the country, provision of subsidies to basic education schools in Rakhine State and activities for increasing access to learning education were discussed in the meeting with Dr Myo Thein Gyi, Union Minister for Education.—Myanmar News Agency

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