Delegation of Parlamentarians from Myanmar visits Germany

The delegation with German Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development.

Following the invitation of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, seven parliamentarians from Myanmar travelled to Germany, which was the first time ever, parliamentarians of government , opposition and ethnic minorities together as one group.

The delegation was compromised of three representatives from the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), two representatives from the National League for Democracy (NLD) as well as the respective chairmen of the Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP) and the Rakhine Nationalities Development Party (RNDP).

The delegation with Ms Pieper, State Minister in the Foreign Office.

In Berlin, the parliamentarians were familiarized with the political system of the Federal Republic of Germany, while in Dresden; they had the chance to gain insights into German politics at the federal state level.

 

During a meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin, the group met Mr Dirk Niebel, Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Ms Cornelia Pieper – State Minister of the Foreign Ministers Office, Vice President of the German Bundestag Dr Otto Solms as well as other high-ranking German politicians.

Another highlight was a public discussion in the building of the “Tagesspiegel”, one of Germany’s leading daily newspapers, where the 150 participants had the chance to raise their questions to the delegates. When a question regarding the bloody government-crackdown on peaceful demonstrators 2007 in Yangon was raised, lower house MP Win Oo (USDP) said:  ” We apologize. We, the new parliament, have the responsibility to make sure it never happens again”. Asked about the possibility of a NLD victory in the 2015 election, all panelists said they would welcome Aung San Suu Kyi as President.

For nearly fifty years, Myanmar was ruled by a strict military regime. Since 2010, the country witnesses a remarkable process of democratization, which is highly welcomed and strongly supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and our partners.

The delegation was compromised of three representatives from the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), two representatives from the National League for Democracy (NLD) as well as the respective chairmen of the Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP) and the Rakhine Nationalities Development Party (RNDP).

The delegation with Ms Pieper, State Minister in the Foreign Office.

In Berlin, the parliamentarians were familiarized with the political system of the Federal Republic of Germany, while in Dresden; they had the chance to gain insights into German politics at the federal state level.

The delegation in Dresden. The Su Moe (FNF), Katrin Bannach (FNF), Win Oo (USDP), Dr. Hla Myat Thway (NLD), Min Oo (NLD), Moritz Kleine-Brockhoff (FNF), Dr. Aye Maung (SNDP), Holgar Zastrow (German Free Democrat Party), Win Than (USDP), Sai Aik Paung (RNDP), Aye Mouk (USDP)(left to right)

During a meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin, the group met Mr Dirk Niebel, Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Ms Cornelia Pieper – State Minister of the Foreign Ministers Office, Vice President of the German Bundestag Dr Otto Solms as well as other high-ranking German politicians.

Another highlight was a public discussion in the building of the “Tagesspiegel”, one of Germany’s leading daily newspapers, where the 150 participants had the chance to raise their questions to the delegates. When a question regarding the bloody government-crackdown on peaceful demonstrators 2007 in Yangon was raised, lower house MP Win Oo (USDP) said:  ” We apologize. We, the new parliament, have the responsibility to make sure it never happens again”. Asked about the possibility of a NLD victory in the 2015 election, all panelists said they would welcome Aung San Suu Kyi as President.

http://www.fnfasia.org/

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Erstmals Abgeordnete aus Myanmar in Deutschland

Erscheinungsdatum
08.05.2012

In einem Gespräch mit Abgeordneten von Regierung und Opposition aus Myanmar sicherte die Staatsministerin im Auswärtigen Amt, Cornelia Pieper, heute (08.05.), in Berlin aktive deutsche Unterstützung für den Reformprozess in dem südostasiatischen Land zu. Besondere Bedeutung habe hierbei der Ausbau der Kulturbeziehungen, zu dem Außenminister Guido Westerwelle bei seiner jüngsten Reise nach Myanmar den Grundstein gelegt habe.

Staatsministerin Pieper hatte bereits im März gemeinsam mit dem Präsidenten des Goethe Instituts, Professor Lehmann, eine neue Präsenz des Goethe Instituts in Rangun angekündigt. Im Gespräch mit den Abgeordneten aus Myanmar bekräftigte sie nun, bei ihrem Besuch im September eine entsprechende Erklärung unterzeichnen zu wollen. Ebenso regte sie ein neues Kulturabkommen zwischen den beiden Ländern an. Zudem beabsichtige das Auswärtige Amt mit dem Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst einen deutlichen Ausbau der Stipendien für Studierende aus Myanmar.

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