December 15, 2016

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President U Htin Kyaw and wife welcome Singaporean PM and wife

President U Htin Kyaw and Singaporean Prime Minister Mr. Lee Hsien Loong inspect the Guard of Honour at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA
President U Htin Kyaw and Singaporean Prime Minister Mr. Lee Hsien Loong inspect the Guard of Honour at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

PRESIDENT U Htin Kyaw and his wife Daw Su Su Lwin rolled out the red carpet for Singaporean Prime Minister Mr. Lee Hsien Loong and his wife on the lawn of the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
After the welcoming ceremony, the President and Singaporean Prime Minister held talks at the Credentials Hall.
During the meeting the two representatives held discussions on updating the avoidance of double taxation agreement signed between the two countries in 1999, investment enhancement, bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector including more flights between Singapore and Myanmar’s major cities and the opening of more training courses at the Myanmar-Singapore Vocational Training Institute.
The meeting was also attended by Union Ministers Dr Pe Myint, U Thant Sin Maung, Dr Myo Thein Gyi and U Ohn Maung, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Tin, Singaporean Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Robert Chua and other officials.
In the evening, President U Htin Kyaw and his wife Daw Su Su Lwin hosted a dinner in honour of the Singaporean Prime Minister and his wife at the Presidential Palace.
Also present were State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Vice-President U Myint Swe and his wife Daw Khin Thet Htay, Vice-President U Henry Van Thio and his wife Dr Shwe Lwam, Union ministers, the Chairman of the Nay Pyi Taw Council, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and officials.
The Singaporean Prime Minister Mr. Lee Hsien Loong is the first Head of State to visit Myanmar under the new government. His visit to Myanmar coincides with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Myanmar and Singapore.—Myanmar News Agency

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