GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Myanmar/Burma’s government may be adding the Mine Ban Convention to its state reforms, the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention said in Geneva Thursday 12 July.
The minister of foreign affairs, U Wunna Maung Lwin, said at a meeting of Asean foreign ministers 11 July in Phnom Penh, Cambodia that his government is “seriously considering all key disarmament treaties including the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, or Ottawa Convention, as part of its state reforms, and was optimistic that his government would positively consider the treaty.”
Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin says his government is no longer using landmines and is seeking a peace pact with armed non-State actors.
This would include banning these weapons, he noted. He also agreed to ensure that the Myanmar Mission in Geneva takes part in December 2012 meetings of the Ottawa Convention States Parties.
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