July 01, 2017

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ASEAN youths dock in Yangon

Youths of ASEAN and Japan being welcomed at Bo Aung Kyaw Port in Yangon. Photo: MNA
Youths of ASEAN and Japan being welcomed at Bo Aung Kyaw Port in Yangon. Photo: MNA

UNDER the supervision of the Japanese government, M.S. Nippon Maru carrying youths from ASEAN countries and Japan arrived at Bo Aung Kyaw Port in Yangon on Thursday.
Myanmar is the fourth stopover of the vessel which is carrying 323 youths, including 28 youths from Myanmar universities and colleges. It will be a 51-day trip which began in Japan on 5 November.
Myanmar has arranged for the trip to stay one night with local Myanmar families and to visit Yangon University and other significant learning centres in Yangon. The ASEAN-Japan youth goodwill journey started with five ASEAN countries in 1974. Myanmar joined the programme in 1998.
The vessel will department Bo Aung Kyaw Port on Sunday and arrive back in Japan on 16 December.
Chief Minister of Yangon Region U Myint Swe welcomed the youths at Bo Aung Kyaw Port in Yangon on 27 November. The alumina of ASEAN-Japan Journey performed elephant dances.
The chief minister presented bouquets to youth leaders of 11 countries. Rector of Yangon University of Foreign Languages Dr Lwin Lwin Soe and administrator of the journey Mr Hideki Uemura spoke at the event.

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