Union Minister attends Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference: London 2018

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Union Minister U Ohn Win meets with Special Representative for Climate Change Mr. Nick Bridge at the llegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win attended the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference held in London, UK from 11 to 12 October.
In the opening ceremony, UK Prime Minister Mrs. Theresa May delivered a speech via video and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Mr. Jeremy Hunt and Duke of Cambridge Prince William were present. The President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi, delivered the opening speech.
The conference was held under the theme to stop illegal wildlife trade and discussed matters related to increasing collaboration, rule of law, ending related markets, closing wildlife trade routes in transportation and travel sectors, preventing wildlife trades via the Internet, acting against illegal logging and processes for improving knowledge.
Union Minister U Ohn Win discussed about new law enforcements for wildlife in Myanmar.
The Union Minister, Ambassador of Myanmar to UK U Kyaw Swa Min and officials next went to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and met with Special Representative for Climate Change Mr. Nick Bridge. They discussed on collaboration of two countries concerned with environmental issues, forestry development section and the Paris agreement on reduction of climate change.
On 14 October, the Union Ministers and officials went on an excursion trip to the Zoological Society of London- ZSL and the Union Minister and delegates then arrived back in Myanmar on 16 October.

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