Myanmar parliamentarians studied law making function in Scandinavian countries

Jan 8, 2014

Eight Parliamentarians from Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw and 3 senior government officials from Parliament offices visited the Scandinavian countries and witnessed the function of Parliaments

Myanmar –  A delegation from Myanmar’s Parliament concluded its nine-day visit to Norway, Denmark and Sweden in December bringing home experiences of diverse but useful law making practices.

Series of meetings with the respective parliaments, including committees and secretariat, ministries and civil society gave a good opportunity for the delegation to observe legislative and executive relations as well as processes and consultations with regards to lawmaking. During its visit, the delegation also witnessed the questionings of foreign affairs minister and prime ministers by the respective Parliaments.

Eight Parliamentarians from Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw and 3 senior government officials from Parliament offices visited the Scandinavian countries which was arranged as part of the lawmaking training UNDP has initiated with the Parliament of Myanmar. The Parliaments of Denmark, Sweden and Norway and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway supported the visit.

Mr. Edin Elgsaether, UNDP Programme Specialist (Parliament), accompanied the delegation through the visit and commented that the visit provided an opportunity for the parliamentarians and staff to engage actively by discussing all aspects around the lawmaking process and learn from the experience of the parliaments in Scandinavia. “Democratic reforms depend on parliamentary development and UNDP will continue its parliamentary support to help Myanmar bolster its reforms,” he said. 

For further information contact:

Edin Elgsaether: edin.elgsaether@undp.org

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