Union Minister U Thein Swe receives UNSG’s Special Envoy, party

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Union Minister U Thein Swe meets with United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Myanmar Mrs. Christine Burgener in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.  Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe received United Nations Secretary General’s (UNSG) Special Envoy on Myanmar Mrs. Christine Burgener and party at the ministry’s guest hall in Nay Pyi Taw.
At the meeting opening of reception centres in Taung Pyo Letwe and Nga Khu Ya to receive persons from Rakhine State who were displaced to Bangladesh due to terrorism, arrangements made for board and lodging for the returnees, construction of houses near the villages where the displaced persons lived before, forms for receiving returnees as agreed in the bilateral agreement sent by Bangladesh and reply from Myanmar side, readiness for receiving returnees who were already assessed and the process of receiving them, arrangements made for returnees who were issued with national verification card (NV Card) to apply for assessment of citizenship and to hold an appropriate card, the present status of issuing NV cards, NV Card being the first step toward scrutizing citizenship and follow up steps toward citizenship, explanations made to the locals on about NV Card and its benefit, May Yu FM Radio broadcast in Maungtaw and Buthidaung area in Bama, Rakhine and Bengali languages, distribution of pamphlets in IDP camps, Myanmar-Bangladesh bilateral cooperation on receiving returnees and the delay in repatriation work despite having people who want to return, signing of MoU between the ministry, UNDP and UNHCR to succeed in the work, status of conducting three step field visit according to the MoU, assessment of according to 1982 Myanmar Citizenship Law, status of humanitarian assistance and support of UN and international organisations on a dignified return of returnees were discussed frankly and views exchanged.

(Translated by Zaw Min)

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