Union LIP Minister U Thein Swe receives UN Special Envoy


Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe received Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General on Myanmar, Ms Christine Schraner Burgener, and her delegation at his ministry in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.

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Union Minister U Thein Swe meets with Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General on Myanmar Ms Christine Schraner Burgener in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

During the meeting, both sides exchanged views on the ministry’s efforts in issuing National Verification-NV cards across the nation and in Rakhine State, how the NV cards allow people to apply for citizenship, distributing appropriate cards during the processing period, how the NV card verify the holder lives in Myanmar and allows freedom to travel in the designated region and other benefits.
They also discussed organizing for both sides in Rakhine to live together peacefully, opening and maintaining Taung Pyo Letwe and Nga Khu Ya reception centres for receiving returnees from Bangladesh, the lack of returnees despite the best efforts of both nations, holding Technical Working Group -TWG meetings, cooperating with the UNDP and UNHCR, holding meetings with the JWG for repatriation processes, the ministry’s review of the IDP list sent from Bangladesh, international cooperation on repatriation efforts, providing requested information on the ministry and its processes and the UN Special Envoy’s support on accomplishing them.
(Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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