21  June, 2018

Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor H.E. U Kyaw Tint Swe took part in the 16th Oslo Forum held in Oslo, Norway from 19 to 20 June .

The Oslo Forum, co-hosted jointly by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (CHD), was also attended by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Prime Minister of Somalia, the Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, as well as the Foreign Ministers of Algeria, Jordan, Oman, and Tanzania.

The Union Minister was a panelist, together with the Foreign Minister of Norway in the panel entitled "Myanmar's path to peace and reconciliation."

During his stay in Oslo, the Union Minister held meetings with Minister for Foreign Affairs of Norway H.E. Ms Eriksen SØreide and Minister for International Development H.E. Mr. Nikolai Astrup. During the meetings, they exchanged views on matters related to the promotion of bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries, the peace process as well as socio-economic development in Rakhine State and Myanmar's preparation for repatriation process of displaced persons from Rakhine State. Union Minister also met the Executive Director of the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue, Dr. David Harland.