State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi received H.E. Prof. Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai, Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State and its members at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw at 3:00 pm on 22 January 2018.
During the meeting, matters relating to the implementation of the recommendations on Rakhine State recommended by Kofi Annan’s Commission and the work plan of the Advisory Board were discussed. This was the first meeting of the Advisory Board with the State Counsellor since its inception. The Advisory Commission on Rakhine State led by former UN Secretary-General Mr. Kofi Annan released its final report with 88 recommendations in August 2017. (Click here to read the report: Towards a Peaceful, Fair and Prosperous Future for the People of Rakhine)
The Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State comprising representatives from the relevant Ministries headed by the Union Minister for the Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement has been implementing the recommendations. The Advisory Board was formed with nationals, regional and international experts on 14 December 2017 in order to support the work of the Implementation Committee. The State Counsellor also hosted a dinner in honour of Chairman Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai and members of Advisory Board at Shwe San Ain Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw. Also present at the meeting were Union Ministers U Kyaw Tint Swe, U Thaung Tun, Dr Win Myat Aye and U Kyaw Tin and officials. —Myanmar News Agency