State Counsellor Office’s minister meets with Japanese officials

Chan Wai Soe
Union Minister Kyaw Tint Swe meets with Japanese Officials (Photo-MOFA Japan)
YANGON- Kyaw Tint Swe, Union Minister of State Counsellor Office, met with Japanese officials and discussed about forming of  investigation commission, according to a statement relesed by the State Counsellor Office.
Myanmar delegation, led by Kyaw Tint Swe, attended the 24th International Conference on the Future of Asia held in Japan on June 11th.
A statement also reported that developments of democratization and peace process in Myanmar, current situation of Rakhine State and signing of MoU on repatriation and resettlement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-UNHCR and United Nations Development Program-UNDP were discussed.
“We didn’t form the investigation commission. We are going to release a statement about forming of investigation commission. The Union Minister went to Japan to attend the International Conference on the Future of Asia,” Zaw Htay, Director General of State Counsellor Office told The Daily Eleven newspaper.
Kyaw Tint Swe met with Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Yohei Sasakawa, Special Envoy of the Government of Japan for National Reconciliation in Myanmar, Chief Secretariat Yoshihide Suga, Commerce, Trade and Industrial Minister Hiroshige Seko and the Chairman of Nippon Foundation in Japan.
the President’s Office announced a statement on May 31st that plans are underway to form three-member independent commission including one expert from abroad aiming to investigate national reconciliation, peace and tranquility as well as development affairs in Rakhine State.
21 Lower House MPs discussed about an urgent proposal to form investigation commission including local experts only on June 11th.
The Union Solidarity and Development Party, Arakan National Party and military representatives supported the urgent proposal but MPs from ruling National League for Democracy objected to their urgent proposal.
A military representative also pointed out that the new commission which can check until the administrative pillar was unequal in the Constitution Law as well as the commission conferred with Myanmar’s sovereignty to the foreign organization.
However, the argument proposal failed because of the MPs who were majority of ruling of National League for Democracy voted in favor of including a foreign expert.