The Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Ministry of the Office of the State Counsellor
16th March 2017
The Government of Myanmar welcomes the Interim Report of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State.
The Government would like to express its sincere thanks to the Chairperson Dr Kofi Annan and members of the Commission for their visionary and constructive approach to the need for stability, peace and prosperity in Rakhine.
The Government concurs with the recommendations set forth in the report and believes that these will have a positive impact on the process of the national reconciliation and development.
The large majority of the recommendations will be implemented promptly with a view to maximum effectiveness. The implementation of a few will be contingent upon the situation on the ground but we believe there will be speedy progress.
The Government of Myanmar will be happy to cooperate with the Advisory Commission in its endeavours to assist us in finding viable and sustainable solutions to the complex situation in the Rakhine State.