SENIOR UN OFFICIAL ON THREE-DAY VISIT TO MYANMAR

NAY PYI DAW, Myanmar The UN assistant secretary-general and director of Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the UN Development Programme, Haoliang Xu will visit Myanmar starting Tuesday, reported the Myanmar Times, an English language newspaper.

The UNDP information department said Xu will meet with senior government officials to discuss the UNDP’s new programme of the next five years during his three-day visit.

The meeting will also discuss the progress in implementing the tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed between the Myanmar government, the UNDP and the Office of the UN High Commissioner For Refugees last month.

Within the framework of the MoU, the UNDP will play a key role in implementing both short-term and long-term measures to promote resilience-based recovery and sustainable development for all communities in Rakhine State, said a statement released by the UNDP office in Yangon.

The agency’s involvement would also contribute to a comprehensive and durable solution on the displacement of Muslim residents from Rakhine to Bangladesh.

The statement said Xu will also participate at the third session of the Union Peace Conference � 21st Century Panglong and will open a new UN office for 12 UN agencies in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday.

Source: NAM News Network