September 24, 2017

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meets with Swedish PM Mr. Stefan Löfven

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven hold talks at the Government Rosenbad in Stockholm yesterday. Photo: MNA

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met with Swedish Prime Minister Mr. Stefan Löfven Monday afternoon in Rosenbad – the Prime Minister’s Office – in Stockholm.
During the meeting, matters relating to improving bilateral relations, continued assistance from Sweden on overcoming the challenges faced by Myanmar during the transition period, national reconciliation and peace process in Myanmar, stability and development of Rakhine State,  increasing cooperation under a new strategic framework set up by Sweden for Myanmar’s development, exchanging high-tech know-how and creating markets in the agriculture sector, and cooperation in the trade, education and transport sectors were  discussed.
After the meeting, the State Counsellor and the Prime Minister of Sweden met with the media and shared the meeting’s outcome and responded to questions.
Later, the State Counsellor met with Mrs. Isabella Lövin,  Sweden’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where they discussed matters relating to sectors selected for cooperation under a new strategic frame work for Myanmar’s development and media freedom.
Afterwards, the State Counsellor met with Mr. Oscar Stenstrom, Sweden’s State Secretary for Ministry of Trade, and representatives of Swedish companies H&M, Ericsson and Scania to discuss the economy and increasing investment.
The State Counsellor also met with Mrs. Ann Linde, Sweden’s Minister for EU Affairs and Trade, at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and discussed matters relating to workers’ rights, employee-employer relations, the market for agricultural produce and cooperation in a mass-transit system.
The State Counsellor then attended a ceremony to accept the Olof Palme International Prize 2005.
At the ceremony, Sweden’s Minister for EU Affairs and Trade gave a speech in honour of the State Counsellor and Chairman of Olof Palme International Prize Mr. Pierre Schori explained the reason for awarding the prize, after which the State Counsellor gave a speech of thanks.
In the evening, the State Counsellor and party attended a dinner hosted by Mrs. Ann Linde.
Yesterday, the State Counsellor met with Myanmar nationals living in Sweden at the Grand Hotel and explained in detail about the national reconciliation and peace process in Myanmar and the work done for national development. She gave answers to questions raised and took photos together with the Myanmar nationals.—Myanmar News Agency

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