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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attends 30th ASEAN Summit and related meetings

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attends the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines on April 29, 2017.

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday attended the Opening Ceremony of the 30th ASEAN Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila, Republic of the Philippines, 30th ASEAN Summit, 30th ASEAN Summit Leaders’ Retreat, Signing ceremony of the ASEAN Declaration on the Role of the Civil Service as Catalyst for Achieving the ASEAN Community Vision 2025, ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with representatives of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with representatives of ASEAN Youth and the Closing Session of 30th ASEAN Summit.
At local standard time 10:30 a.m. State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended the Opening Ceremony of 30th ASEAN Summit.
First the chair of the 30th ASEAN Summit, President Rodrigo Duterte and wife welcomed the heads of state and heads of governments of ASEAN countries at the Philippine International Convention Center
Heads of state, heads of government and Ministers of ASEAN member countries Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, ASEAN Secretary-General, Deputy Secretaries-General of ASEAN, Directors-General of ASEAN, ASEAN Permanent Representatives, members of the Committee of Permanent Representatives, invited guests, local and foreign media and responsible personnel attended the Opening Ceremony.
The ceremony was opened with the ASEAN anthem followed by a Philippine traditional dance. Afterwards President Rodrigo Duterte of the Republic of the Philippines gave an opening speech followed by entertainment with ASEAN traditional dances.
Next, the State Counsellor and heads of state and heads of government of ASEAN countries took part in a commemorative photo taking session.
The State Counsellor then attended the 30th ASEAN Summit held in the Convention Center at local standard time 11:15 a.m.
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Republic of the Philippines gave an opening speech at the summit. And then the State Counsellor and heads of state and heads of government of ASEAN countries gave speeches.
At local standard time 1:40 p.m. the State Counsellor attended the 30th ASEAN Summit Leaders’ Retreat at the Coconut Palace.
Afterwards at local standard time 3:55 p.m. the State Counsellor attended the signing ceremony of the ASEAN Declaration on the Role of the Civil Service as Catalyst for Achieving the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and signed the declaration together with the heads of state and heads of government of ASEAN countries.
ASEAN Chairman President of the Republic of the Philippines then handed over the ASEAN Declaration signed by the heads of state and heads of government of ASEAN countries to the ASEAN Secretary-General.
During the evening the State Counsellor attended the ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with representatives of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with representatives of ASEAN Youth and the Closing Session of the 30th ASEAN Summit Meeting.
Afterward the State Counselllor and party left Ninoy Aquino International Airport by air and arrived back to Yangon International Airport at 9 p.m. They were welcomed at the airport by Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, Ministry of the President’s Office Deputy Minister U Min Thu, Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe and officials.

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