A delegation led by President of Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer called on President Win Myint, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Union Minister for Foreign Affairs and Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services privately in Nay Pyi Taw on June 29.
At the outset, ICRC’s president Peter Maurer met with President Win Myint at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw and during the meeting they exchanged views and discussed matters related to the status of extending ICRC operations, progress of work carried out by ICRC in Rakhine, Shan and Kachin states, humanitarian aid to be provided to families of displaced persons, rehabilitation of families of displaced persons in the sectors of social affairs, economy and health and ICRC’s cooperation with local authorities.
Then, ICRC’s president Peter Maurer also met with State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at her ministry in Nay Pyi Taw and during the meeting, they focused on ICRC’s cooperation with Myanmar in rendering humanitarian assistance and improving the status of prisons. Moreover, they exchanged views on creating jobs capable of earning own income for the communities in Rakhine State while providing emergency humanitarian aid so that the way of providing assistance will change into a sustainable socioeconomic development.
Similarly, ICRC’s president Peter Maurer and party met with Senior General Min Aung Hlaing Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services at Bayintnaung Guest Hall in Nay Pyi Taw.
At the meeting, they frankly exchanged views on regional development tasks and humanitarian aid by the ICRC team in conflict areas of Kachin and Rakhine states and progress of providing assistance by Tatmadaw (defence services), the need for supervising ICRC’s assistance in order to reach those who are really in need, plans of the Tatmadaw to help the ICRC and the government carry out rehabilitation tasks intended to the residents in Rakhine State, needs to provide assistance to the peaceful regions of Myanmar where there is no conflict, sending Tatmadawmen and members of Myanmar Police Force to attend conflict solving courses and cooperation between the Tatmadaw and the ICRC carrying out in medical education and prevention against mines.
Translated and Edited by Win Htut