President receives Rakhine Advisory Commission

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August 23, 2017

President U Htin Kyaw received members of the Rakhine Advisory Commission led by its chairman, Dr. Kofi Annan, and accepted the commission’s final report on Rakhine State at the Hall of the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.

The president said yesterday that it was his belief that the advice contained in the final report will be supportive to the peace, stability and development works in Rakhine State, which has experienced renewed conflict, disruption and violence over the past year.

President U Htin Kyaw also expressed his hope that international and regional communities would understand the challenges and current situation being faced by the government, requesting help for the country as it makes efforts to boost the trust between Myanmar and international communities.

During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on matters relating to the implementation of the advice given in the interim report previously submitted by advisory commission on Rakhine State in accordance with the state policy and existing laws aspiring for the long-term national interest, projects in progress of socio-economic developments and foreign investments development for Rakhine State, promoting the education sector, systematic acceptance of humanitarian aid, implementation of peace and stability, drugs problems and media freedom. Present at the meeting were Union Ministers Lt-Gen. Kyaw Swe, Lt-Gen. Ye Aung, U Kyaw Tint Swe, U Thein Swe and Dr Win Myat Aye, Permanent Secretary U Kyaw Zaya and officials.