Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and the symbol of Myanmar’s democratization movement, paid a courtesy visit to Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon at his office on the sixth floor in the newly built Seoul City Hall on January 29.
The two discussed the human rights situation in general and matters concerning the collaboration between Seoul and Yangon in urban development and administration service participated in by the people.
Earlier, Seoul City set up an office in charge of human rights under the Innovation Planning Officer in addition to the promotion of enactment of the Basic Municipal Ordinance related to Human Rights and the launch of the Human Rights Commission in an effort to have people’s human rights reflected on the municipal administration service in general. Seoul City also started operating the office of protection of people’s rights manned by three experts as the first attempt of its kind by a local government.
With regard to Yangon Mayor Hla Myint’s visit to the Seoul City Hall in September 2012, Seoul City has strived to set up a program for the exchange of experience related to urban development with Yangon, the hometown of Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi. Her visit to Seoul at this time is expected to accelerate the commencement of the program.
Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon and Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi discuss matters of common interest, including the human rights situation in general.