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Daily News Brief on Rakhine State Affairs 13/08/2018

Myanmar-Bangladesh Ministerial Meeting held in Nay Pyi Taw
Naypyitaw August 10

Myanmar-Bangladesh Ministerial Meeting was held on 10 August 2018 at Thingaha Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw. The meeting was chaired by the Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe and the Foreign Minister of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Mr. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali. Union Ministers U Thein Swe and Dr. Win Myat Aye, officials concerned and delegates from both sides participated in the meeting.

Both Ministers reiterated their commitment for closer consultation in resolving the issue of displaced persons from Rakhine State in the spirit of good neighbourliness. They also agreed to promote closer economic and trade relations of interest of both countries.

The Press Release/New Release by the Ministry of Office of the State Counsellor concerning the said Meeting was published in newspapers on 11 August 2018.
—Myanmar News Agency
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Bangladeshi delegation, UEHRD hold talks over Rakhine issue
Naypyitaw August 10

A Bangladeshi delegation led by Foreign Minister Mr. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali called on the officials of the Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development (UEHRD) in Rakhine State, at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.

At the meeting, officials of the UEHRD elaborated on the work of the ten task forces of the UEHRD which is led by the State Counsellor, repatriation readiness in accordance with the bilateral agreement, measures taken for repatriation, rehabilitation and resettlement, in accordance with the existing laws, construction of houses for returnees with assistance from India and Japan, undertakings on the ground by the technical working group for repatriation and rehabilitation in Rakhine State after signing agreement with the UNHCR and UNDP, UEHRD’s approaches with the Private Public Partnership for sustainable development and absence of conflicts in the state and implementation of more than 80 points suggested by the advisory commission.

The meeting between the two neighbouring countries focused on resolving the Rakhine issue amicably and in a friendly manner, it is learnt.
—Myanmar News Agency
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Bangladesh Foreign Minister meets Myanmar Interfaith Group
Yangon August 12

Mr. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, met with the Myanmar Interfaith Dialogue Group at the Sedona Hotel in Yangon yesterday.

During the meeting, they discussed possible solutions to the issues concerning Rakhine State and the cooperation of every concerned entity in Rakhine State’s rehabilitation and reintegration processes.
—Myanmar News Agency
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Maungtaw border trade camp sees monthly increase in exports
Maungtaw August 12

The export value at the Maungtaw border trade camp has been steadily increasing with each month with a noticeable rise in ginger (wet) exports, according to the border trade camp in Rakhine State, under the Department of Trade.

As of 10 August, the total export value in the border trade camp reached US$ 357,330.384 for four types of agricultural products, four types of fishery products, one type of forestry product and one type of finished industrial goods.

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