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Justice Minister delivered a short speech at the National Day Reception of Myanmar on January 24, 2020.

On January 24, 2020, Justice Minister Mori attended the Reception of the 72nd Anniversary of the Independence Day of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar at the embassy of Myanmar in Japan.
 
Minister Mori delivered a short speech in English, celebrating its National Day.
 
Minister Mori’s speech is below.


Your Excellency Ambassador Myint Thu, Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am MORI Masako, the Minister of Justice.
Let me begin by congratulating the Republic of the Union of Myanmar as we celebrate its 72nd National Day. It is my great honor to be invited to such a special occasion.
 
Myanmar and Japan have had a very close and friendly relationship for a long time. I am very pleased that interaction between our public officials is active in the field of law and justice from the highest-levels to the practitioner-level.
 
I visited Myanmar last month as my first official visit as the Minister of Justice. I really appreciate the warm hospitality I received from the people of Myanmar.
 
In the field of law and justice, Japan and Myanmar started a legal technical assistance project in 2013. The legal and justice system has developed remarkably through the constant efforts of relevant organizations in your country. Such efforts are important for the development of both countries, and I will continue to support such efforts.
 
Approximately 26 thousand Myanmar nationals live in Japan, and they have been active in various fields.
A new status of residence called "Specified Skilled Worker" was established last April, which could further enhance the prosperity of our countries. I hope that more and more talented people from Myanmar will come to Japan, and I wish them success.
 
Before I conclude, let me highlight the 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, the largest conference of the United Nations in its field. The Congress will take place in Kyoto this April.
I welcome high–level participation from the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
I would like to close my remarks by extending my best wishes for the continued prosperity of Myanmar and Japan, and continued friendship between our peoples.
Minister Mori delivered a short speech.