Union Minister U Kyaw Tin joins meeting on overseas voting

Union Minister U Kyaw Tin discusses with heads of Myanmar Embassies, and Permanent Representatives and Consulates-General Offices in foreign countries advance voting of Myanmar citizens living abroad for 2020 General Election via videoconference on 2 October 2020.  Photo: MNA

Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin and heads of Myanmar Embassies, and Permanent Representatives and Consulates-General Offices in foreign countries organized second coordination meeting over advance voting of Myanmar citizens living abroad for 2020 General Election via videoconference on 2 October 2020.
Deputy Director-General of the Union Election Commission office U Ye Yint Lwin detailed about delivering of advance ballot papers to the Myanmar Embassies in time amid COVID-19 restrictions to ensure voting rights of the citizens abroad and advance voting rules.
The Union Minister said that the ministry working on organizing 2020 General Election in accordance with five norms of free, fair, transparent, credible and reflecting the will of the people.
Myanmar Embassies, and Permanent Representatives and Consulates-General Offices in foreign countries are also making efforts so that Myanmar citizens abroad can get advance voting rights in accordance with laws and by-laws. The Embassies in Singapore and ROK began advance voting.
Ballot papers were already sent to the respective embassies starting from 27th September.
The Union Minister thanked the Union Election Commission for the arrangement to send the ballots on time by fixing the requirements presented by the embassies despite the travel restrictions in the COVID-19 crisis.
He also urged to take care not to get infected the COVID-19 disease, to ensure all eligible voters have the right to vote and to work together for the free, fair and successful election, to abide by COVID-19 restrictions and rules of the respective country.
The Union Minister and the Deputy Director-General of the Union Election Commission replied to the discussions and questions raised by heads of Myanmar missions abroad.
Permanent Secretary U Soe Han from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director-General of Planning and Administrative Department U Aung Soe Win and officials were also present at the meeting. —MNA  (Translated by Ei Phyu Phyu Aung)

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