Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Seminar on Preventive Diplomacy, Mediation and Early Warning Systems

June 20, 2017
The 3rd ASEAN Regional Forum Seminar on Preventive Diplomacy, Mediation and Early Warning Systems has convened at the Melia Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar, from 19 to 21 June 2017 and co-chaired by the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the European Union and the United States of America.

Union Minister for Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe, National Security Advisor U Thaung Tun and Mr. Hassan Wirajuda, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia attended the Opening Ceremony of the ARF Seminar held on 20 June 2017.

Heads of Delegation and representatives from 27 ASEAN Regional Forum participating countries, Members of Governing Council and Members of Advisory Board from the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, Members of Parliament from Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, representatives from ASEAN Secretariat, senior experts from regional and international organizations, invited guests are also attending the Seminar.

At the Seminar, senior officials and experts shared their views and best practices on preventive diplomacy, mediation and the role of early warning and early responses in the conflict prevention.

The Seminar was officiated by U Myint Thu, Director-General of ASEAN Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Francisco Fontan Pardo, European Union Ambassador to ASEAN and Ms. Kristen F. Bauer, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United States of America in Yangon.
Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

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