Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye and Myanmar delegation attended the opening ceremony of 4th ASEM Conference on Global Ageing and Human Rights of Older Persons in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, yesterday morning.
The two-day event was opened with the speech of National Human Rights Commission of Korea Chairwoman Ms Young-Ae Choi. It was hosted by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea and the European Union, and cooperatively organized by the ASEM Global Ageing Center and the EU.
The Union Minister discussed at the event about promotion and protection of human rights for all the ages and genders in Myanmar, the enactment of Elderly People Law in 2016, the National Pension Scheme started in 2017 for the older persons aged 85 and above, the importance of physical and mental well-being of senior citizens, their participation in education, social and economic affairs, sharing their knowledge and experiences with the younger persons, their access to modern technologies, benefits for them from these technologies and management on the increasing population of ageing people.
In the afternoon, Dr Win Myat Aye and party met with President of Korea International Cooperation Agency Ms Lee Mi-kyung, and discussed to expand the World Friends Korea programme supported by the agency as it benefitted his ministry, to generate social workers, to dispatch Myanmar trainees for short and long-term training programme for human resources development with the support of the agency, collaboration of KOICA in establishing Social Work Institute in Yangon, development of the disabled, rehabilitation programmes for land-mine affected disabled persons, socioeconomic development of rural people, ongoing works for the rights of people from all age levels and cooperation with KOICA in this work, and the participation of KOICA at the 30th anniversary of the Korea-ASEAN Dialogue Relations which will be held in Busan in November.—MNA
(Translated by Aung Khin)