Workshop on United Nations’ participation in works to implement recommendations on Rakhine

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye poses for a documentary photo together with attendees at the workshop on United Nations’ participation in works to implement recommendations of ICRRS. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye poses for a documentary photo together with attendees at the workshop on United Nations’ participation in works to implement recommendations of ICRRS. Photo: MNA

A workshop on United Nations’ participation in works to implement recommendations of Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State (CIRRS) was conducted yesterday morning in Hilton Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw. The workshop was attended by high ranking officials of committee member ministerial departments, Rakhine State government members and United Nations representatives.
First, CIRRS Chairman and Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye said CIRRS has been implementing the recommendations of the Investigation Commission led by Vice President U Myint Swe and Advisory Commission on Rakhine State led by Mr. Kofi Annan for close to a year. Of the 88 recommendations made by the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, 80 were being implemented. When implementing the recommendations, emphasis is placed toward stability and to be in accord with government policies and prevailing laws. The works need time but it is strongly believed that it could be successfully implemented. For the works to be successful, most important is achieving stability. Majority of the suggestions of the (investigation) committee are aimed at socio-economic development and social harmony.
Rule of law is an important in stability and to increase rule of law, the people’s cooperation in the police work processes need to be increased. International organisations are expected to cooperate in providing support and assistance to security forces for increasing rule of law according to international norms and practices. Suggestions and assistances are requested for works on peaceful coexistence. To resolve reintegration, peace, stability and development in Rakhine State an Independent Commission of Enquiry has been formed as part of the local works. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) had been signed with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and meetings were conducted and field visits made to Rakhine State to resettle the returnees according to bilateral agreement. Efforts will be made toward achieving a long term sustainable solution for peace and stability in Rakhine State and of the suggestions made things that could benefit the country were being implemented. UN and international community is requested to cooperate in the implementing works of the suggestion on peace and development in Rakhine State and today’s workshop is expected to produce effective outcomes and wish for the best said the Union Minister.
Next, the workshop was conducted where sector wise discussions were made it is learnt. —Myanmar News Agency

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