October 20, 2017

British PM to State Counsellor: ‘Delighted with democracy in Myanmar’

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May (L) greets State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi outside No 10 Downing Street in London. Photo: Reuters
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May (L) greets State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi outside No 10 Downing Street in London. Photo: Reuters

STATE Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was welcomed by British Prime Minister Mrs. Theresa May to No 10 Downing Street to discuss Myanmar’s transition to democracy.
The two leaders yesterday discussed bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries.
Theresa May expressed her delight for Myanmar’s successful transition to democracy, promising that the new government of Britain would promote the bilateral relations and cooperation and would help development of Myanmar.
Britain is also planning to hold a trade and investment forum in November in London to boost the bilateral trade and investment, she added.
The prime minister also invited the State Counsellor to pay an official goodwill visit to Britain next year.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi also expressed her thanks to the British prime minister for Britain’s support to Myanmar’s transition to democracy.
She also requested Britain government to help Myanmar’s agriculture, forestry, education, health, human resource development sectors.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi also invited Mrs May to pay a visit to Myanmar.
In the afternoon, the State Counsellor held talks with Ms Priti Patel, the Secretary of State for International Development at the ministry in London.
At the meeting, Ms Priti Patel promised to help necessary sectors of the country for the development of the country while Britain is currently assisting in Myanmar’s agriculture, education, monetary and poverty reduction.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi sought further help from Britain to Myanmar’s education, health, vocational training, human  resource development and creation of job opportunities.
The Myanmar delegation led by the State Counsellor left London for Washington at 5.20 pm local time.—Myanmar News Agency

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi holds talks with Ms Priti Patel, the Secretary of State for International Development. Photo: MNA
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi holds talks with Ms Priti Patel, the Secretary of State for International Development. Photo: MNA

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