October 19, 2017

President attends series of ASEAN summits in Malaysia

President U Thein Sein and leaders of ASEAN countries together with Republic of Korea’s President Ms Park Geun Hye pose for documentary photo at 17th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit. Photo: IPRD
President U Thein Sein and leaders of ASEAN countries together with Republic of Korea’s President Ms Park Geun Hye pose for documentary photo at 17th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit. Photo: IPRD

President U Thein Sein attended the ASEAN-New Zealand 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit, the 10th East Asia Summit, the 18th ASEAN-Japan Summit, the 17th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit and the 7th ASEAN-UN Summit at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia yesterday.
At 9 am local standard time, Malaysian Prime Minister Mr Najib Razak and New Zealand Prime Minister Mr John Key delivered speeches at the ASEAN-New Zealand 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit.
At 10:15 am, President U Thein Sein and the heads of state and government of the ASEAN countries signed the 2015 Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the Establishment of the ASEAN Community and the Kuala Lumpur ‘Declaration on ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together’ at the convention centre.
The president also attended the signing of the joint statement on Comprehensive Economic Co-operation between ASEAN and the People’s Republic of China together with ASEAN leaders and the Chinese Premier.
At the East Asia Summit, the Malaysian prime minister and leaders of East Asian countries delivered addresses. President U Thein Sein also attended a luncheon hosted by the Malaysian prime minister for heads of state.
After that, leaders of ASEAN countries and Japanese Prime Minister Mr Shinzo Abe attended the 18th ASEAN-Japan Summit, where the Malaysian and Japanese prime ministers gave speeches.
The Malaysian Prime and the Republic of Korea’s President Ms Park Geun Hye delivered speeches at the 17th ASEAN-ROK Summit.
The Malaysian prime minister and UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki-moon delivered addresses at the 7th ASEAN-UN Summit.—Myanmar News Agency

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