June 29, 2017

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French delegation tours Yangon

Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Mr Jean-Marc Ayrault  visits the Old Secretariat in Yangon. Photo: MNA
Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Mr Jean-Marc Ayrault visits the Old Secretariat in Yangon. Photo: MNA

A French delegation led by Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Mr Jean-Marc Ayrault visited the house of former United Nations Secretary General U Thant in Kamayut township, Yangon Region, yesterday.
Yangon Heritage Trust Chairman Dr Thant Myint-U accompanied the French foreign minister on the tour of the booths in the house.
Dr Thant Myint-U accompanied the delegation to the Old Secretariat on Theinbyu Road, where they observed the stone plaque erected to the fallen heroes and the room in which General Aung San and his cabinet members were assassinated. The French delegation also visited the Armenian Apostolic Church, buildings with blue plaques installed by the Yangon Heritage Trust, the office of the Yangon Heritage Trust and Shwedagon pagoda. The French delegation left Yangon last night.—Myanmar News Agency

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