September 20, 2017

President U Thein Sein pledges peaceful, smooth transition at ASEAN Summit

Heads of ASEAN countries pose for a documentary photo at the 27th ASEAN summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 21 November 2015.
Heads of ASEAN countries pose for a documentary photo at the 27th ASEAN summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 21 November 2015.

PRESIDENT U Thein Sein pledged that his administration will work towards a peaceful and smooth transition of power, honouring the election results while addressingthe 27th ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia yesterday.
The country held its first general elections on 8 November.
In his address, the President thanked the ASEAN member countries involved in providing relief to the victims of flooding in Myanmar.
He vowed that Myanmar is committed to becoming a valued member of the ASEAN Community and will work towards ASEAN’s vision of a cooperative, closely tied region.
Hailing the adoption of the 70th United Nations General Assembly’s resolution on Southeast Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty, the President said that hehopes that regional nuclear powers will show a willingness to additional protocols to the treaty.
The President gave an account of the nationwide ceasefire agreement between the government and eight ethnic armed organisations.
In his address, the President strongly denounced the terror attacks that occurred in Bangkok, Paris and Mali that killed scores of civilians.

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