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Bali Conference: MMR Delegation Attended 7th Bali Process Ministerial Conference

9 August 2018

A delegation led by Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe attended 7th Bali Process Ministerial Conference and a ministerial-level forum between governments and economists at Bali International Convention Centre in Bali, Indonesia on 7th August.

The conference and forum were attended by Ministers from 45 member countries and senior officials from UNHCR, UNDP and IOM and Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs acted as chairpersons.

At the discussion, the Union Minister Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe focused on efforts of combating of human trafficking, cooperation processes between Myanmar and other countries and repatriation processes in Rakhine.

A senior official meeting related with the Conference and Forum was also held at the same place from 9 am to 3:30pm on 6 August and Myanmar representatives led by Chief of Myanmar Police Force Police Lt-Gen Aung Win Oo and he also added Myanmar cooperation processes in combating the human trafficking processes.

During his visit, the Union Minister also met separately with Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs Mrs. Retno Marsudi, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Julie Bishop and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-UNHCR Mr. Filippo Grandi and discussed the true situation regarding with the displaced people in Rakhine State, increasing of complexity due to the accusation and pressure of the international community and commitment to resolving the situation in the positive ways.

The Union Minister and party arrived back at Yangon International Airport on Wednesday evening and welcomed by Secretary of Yangon Region government and officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs.