Union Minister briefs diplomats, UN on repatriation of displaced persons from Rakhine State

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Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe (Centre) briefs on repatriation of displaced persons from Rakhine State.  Photo: MNA

Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe briefed the Diplomatic Corps and the United Nations Specialized Agencies in Yangon on the implementation of Agreements on repatriation of displaced persons from Rakhine State at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre in Yangon yesterday at 10:00 hrs.
In his briefing, the Union Minister reiterated that Myanmar government is making both bilateral efforts with Bangladesh and cooperation with the UNDP and UNHCR. He stated that Myanmar and UN had successful experience of cooperation in the area of voluntary, safe and dignified return of displaced persons in early 1990s..
The Union Minister explained the stages of implementation by the Myanmar side in line with the Agreements signed between Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Briefing on the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Myanmar government and UNDP and UNHCR, he stated the roles of UNDP and UNHCR in assisting the Myanmar government in its efforts for repatriation and resettlement process in the implementation of the bilateral agreements between Myanmar and Bangladesh. He also explained the progress of implementation of the MoU including the visit of the Technical Working Group to potential project sites.
He stressed that Myanmar government is committed to the implementation of bilateral agreements. He concluded by saying that Myanmar will continue to cooperate with Bangladesh based on the desire to maintain and promote friendly and good neighborly relations existing between the two countries.
Subsequently, the Union Minister answered the questions raised by the diplomats.
Present on the occasion together with the Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor were Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs U Myint Thu and Advisor to the Chairperson of UEHRD U Toe Oung. The briefing was attended by the Heads and representatives of Diplomatic Mission and the UN Specialized Agencies in Yangon.

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