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Deputy Minister U Moe Zaw Oo discussed the topic “Rescuing Democracy in Myanmar”

NUG Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Minister U Moe Zaw Oo attended the meeting held in three of the states of United States of America as part of the Summit for Democracy held in Washington DC on March 24th, 2023.



Johanna Kao (Regional Director, Asia, International Republican Institute) and Scot Marciel (Former U.S. Ambassador to Burma) participated, and Christina Fink (Professor of Practice of International Affairs; Director, B.A. and B.S. International Affairs, George Washington University) moderated in the discussion.



They discussed Myanmar's democracy, the activities of NUG on the situation of the civil war in Myanmar and the support from the international communities.


Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of National Unity Government U Moe Zaw Oo, visited three of the states in the United States of America between March 24th and 27th and attended some of the discussion throughout.


Then on March 25th, Deputy Minister U Moe Zaw Oo visited the film festival held by the

Burmese community in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which was a fundraiser as a support and donation to the National Unity Government. He also delivered thank you speech at the festivals and the “ရောင်နီလာရာလမ်း” film (which translated to “the road of red hopes of the revolution”) was shown at the festivals.



In addition, U Moe Zaw Oo visited Washington DC on March 27th and attended the public discussion of the Burmese community held at the Chin Baptist Church and openly participated in the discussion of the issues related to the Burmese civil war.


The public conversation was hosted by the CBCUSA Peace and Justice Committee in Washington DC. On the same day, the Deputy Minister visited Ithaca city in New York State, United States of America and attended an English-Myanmar bilingual panel discussion organized by the Cornell University Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) titled “People in Revolt: The State of the Anti-Military Movement in Myanmar”.



The first part of the discussion was held in English and the second part was held in Burmese. In addition to Deputy Minister U Moe Zaw Oo, Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun, Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations, and Advisor to the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Ms. Priscilla Clap also participated in the discussion, and Cornell University Law School Visiting Fellow Daw May Spael Phyu and Associate Professor of Anthropology Mr. Magnus Fiskesjö joined as moderators.


The leading discussants talked about the current situation, the activities of NUG on the situation of the civil war in Myanmar and the support from the international communities while also answering some of the questions form the people who participated online.


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