Union Minister U Kyaw Tin meets with EU Special Representative for Human Rights in New York

HE.UKT EUSR 72Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin, who is currently in New York, attending the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly met European Union Special Representative for Human Rights, Mr Eamon Gilmore at the United Nations headquarters on 25 September.
During the meeting, the Union Minister briefed the EU Special Representative on the recent steps taken by Myanmar for protection of child rights, including enactment of the new child law and ratification of the Optional Protocol on Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict of CRC. He also reaffirmed Myanmar side’s readiness to take back all verified residents from Rakhine State and stressed the need for Bangladesh to take action against ARSA terrorist group which is hindering the repatriation process and to allow the return of 444 Hindus who have clearly expressed their desire to return to Rakhine State. EU Special representative suggested continued sharing information with displaced persons to bridge trust deficit.—MNA

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