UNSC delegation gives press conference on Myanmar and Bangladesh visits

UNSC delegation at the press conference on their visits to Myanmar and Bangladesh in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA
UNSC delegation at the press conference on their visits to Myanmar and Bangladesh in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

A delegation composed of Permanent Representatives to the United Nations and representatives from Member States of the United Nations Security Council conducted a press conference on their visits to Myanmar and Bangladesh in the lounge of the Nay Pyi Taw International Airport yesterday.
At the press conference, the President of the UN Security Council and Permanent Representative of Poland to the UN Ms. Joanna Wronecka, Peruvian Permanent Representative Mr. Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, UK Permanent Representative Ms. Karen Pierce and Kuwaiti Permanent Representative Mr. Mansour Al-Otaibi offered comments on the visits. Permanent Representative Ms. Joanna Wronecka said that they were extremely happy and grateful to the authorities of Myanmar for all arrangements.
“We’ve had the chance to visit your beautiful country and to speak to different representatives of your society. I think we have now a very good idea about the development of the country and the humanitarian assistance,” she said.
Peruvian Permanent Representative Mr. Gustavo Meza-Cuadra said during their visit to Rakhine State they visited the area of the displaced persons and had good encounters with the local population.
“We visited the construction the government is taking on near the border for the return of the refugees. Also, we visited areas where the local communities experienced their news regarding how the returnees come back to their villages of origin. This is an issue we have been discussing at the council”, Mr. Gustavo Meza-Cuadra said.
Kuwaiti Permanent Representative Mr. Mansour Al-Otaibi expressed thanks to the Myanmar government for all their support and logistical assistance for the visit to Rakhine State and for the meetings arranged with the different sectors of the government, civil society, and many others.
“What we really want as representatives of the Security Council is to see the agreements signed between Myanmar and Bangladesh to be implemented. We saw that the Myanmar government took many steps to implement the agreements,” he said. UK Permanent Representative Ms. Karen Pierce expressed her country’s willingness to assist the government of Myanmar in the implementation of the plan they discussed with the representatives they have met. “We also want to support the signing of the MOU and the implementation of the agreement with Bangladesh. We believe that if that MOU can be signed quickly and UN agencies are given unconditional access, that will be the best thing to deal with the scale of the problem”, she said.
Following their keynote remarks, the ambassadors replied to questions raised by journalists.—Myanmar News Agency

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