Aung Sang Suu Kyi addressed yesterday the United Nations General Assembly for the first time as Myanmar’s leader. Myanmar is currently in a process to achieve peace after more than a decade of conflict, and the Club de Madrid has been involved in this effort supporting effective dialogue in the country, while trying to achieve a Shared Society during this democratic transition.
Aung Sang Suu Kyi key notes were the following:
About the peace process
- “Over six decades of internal arm conflict, a complex task to be addressed (..) National reconciliation is a major challenge for my Government”
- “Union Peace Conference, 21st Centyru Panglong Conference, is based on principles of inclusiveness and Union. The conference is a first step on the journey to national reconciliation”
About the Rakhine State
- “We do not fear international scrutin”
- “ We will adopt a sustainable, peaceful and a holistic approach focus on development in Rakhine State”
- “There has been persistent opposition from some quarters to the establishment of the commission lead by Kofi Annan. However, we are determined to persevere in our endeavor to achieve harmony, peace and prosperity in the Rakhine state.”
- “I would like to take the opportunity to ask for the understanding and constructive contribution of the international community”
- “By standing firm against the forces of prejudice and intolerance, we are reaffirming our faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person.”
- “Investigating roots and addressing causes of irregular migration to build peace and respect to human rights”
- “Migrants contribution to global economy (…) collaboration between host and origin countries”
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