Military chief says army is helping a committee led by Suu Kyi

Military chief says army is helping a committee led by Suu Kyi

Breaking News November 01, 2017 07:06
By San Htoo Aung , Eleven Media , Asia News Network , NAPYITAW

Rohingya refugee receive bananas from a Bangladeshi volunteer after crossing from Myanmar into Bangladesh at Shah Porir Dwip Island near Teknaf on October 30, 2017./AFP

 Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services, said the army is helping the Central Committee for the Implementation of Stability, Peace and Development in Rakhine State led by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to have success in her meeting with Thailand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pramudwinai at the parlour of Zeyathiri Villa on October  30, 2017.

This is according to an announcement from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services. The Foreign Minister said although the two countries share a long common border, there are no major issues. There are excellent relations between the two armed forces and bilateral relations between the ministries of foreign affairs of the two countries are also good.

There is also close cooperation and mutual support. Thailand supports the stance of Myanmar government. Although there is progress in the government’s action in connection with the Rakhine issue, it needs time to solve it, the minister said.Thailand understands the complicated nature of the issue and the requirement of time, as the country had also faced a similar situation. Thailand views the issue as a matter that must be solved through short-term, mid-term and long-term programmes from a comprehensive outlook.

The senior general said although it needs to measure some parts of the boundary between Myanmar and Thailand which is than 2,000 kilometers in total, neither country has a big border problem.  Despite solving boundary affairs with all neighbouring countries in a peaceful way, Myanmar faces some problems in its western part.

With regard to the issue of Rakhine State, he said that the majority of global countries put pressure on Myanmar based on accusations by the media without knowing true events in Myanmar.Whatever it may be, it must accept the truth, he said. The issue of Rakhine State was made under preparations based on the events that happened over many years.

Myanmar could not accept anyone as citizens without scrutinising and identifying them. Conducting the citizenship scrutiny started the problem.The army is also helping the Central Committee for the Implementation of Stability, Peace and Development in Rakhine State led by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to have success.The visiting foreign minister  met with State Counsellor and Foreign Affairs Minister Aung San Suu Kyi on October 30 at Nay Pyi Taw.  Tags : Don,Myanmar, Suu Kyi, Military Chief.

Source : http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/asean-plus/30330543

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