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Myanmar Religious Leaders Visit Rissho Kosei-kai Headquarters

April 2016

Ten Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, and Hindu religious leaders belonging to Religions for Peace Myanmar visited Rissho Kosei-kai's headquarters complex on April 5 in Tokyo and conferred with President Nichiko Niwano and President-designate Kosho Niwano in the Horin-kaku Guest Hall.Ten Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, and Hindu religious leaders belonging to Religions for Peace Myanmar visited Rissho Kosei-kai's headquarters complex on April 5 in Tokyo and conferred with President Nichiko Niwano and President-designate Kosho Niwano in the Horin-kaku Guest Hall. Also present were Rev. Takeshi Kawabata, chair of the Board of Trustees and a director of Religions for Peace Japan; Rev. Keiji Kunitomi, secretary-general of Religions for Peace Japan; and Rev. Kyoichi Sugino, deputy secretary-general of Religions for Peace International.

President Niwano opened the meeting with a welcoming address in which he thanked the visitors for an opportunity to talk with them at Rissho Kosei-kai's headquarters. On behalf of the visitors, Mr. U Mint Sew, president of Religions for Peace Myanmar and president of the Retina Metta Buddhist Organizations, told President Niwano they hoped to learn more about promoting interreligious cooperation.

After that, the visitors described the current circumstances of their respective religions and described how democratic reforms had recently influenced their society.

In her closing address, President-designate Niwano referred to her visits to Myanmar in 2014 and 2015 as a comoderator of Religions for Peace International and said she hoped Myanmar's religious leaders' ongoing cooperation in making Myanmar greater would set an example of cooperation for world peace.

On April 7, the Myanmar religious leaders visited the Members' Office Building of the House of Councilors (the upper house), which is next to the Diet building and conferred with 20 Diet members, including Mr. Sadakazu Tanigaki, a member of the House of Representatives (the lower house) and secretary-general of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, and Mr. Katsuya Okada, a member of the House of Representatives and secretary-general of the Democratic Party of Japan. The Myanmar religious leaders also visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and met with Mr. Seiji Kihara, a senior-vice Minister for Foreign Affairs in his office.

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