January 27, 2017

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State Counsellor attends UN General Assembly in New York

The State Counsellor participating in the high-level event at the UN headquarters. Photo: MNA
The State Counsellor participating in the high-level event at the UN headquarters. Photo: MNA

The second day of the U.N. General Assembly annual meeting kicked off Wednesday with speeches from leaders of China, Japan, Ukraine, the European Union, Afghanistan and Pakistan, among others.
A total of 42 leaders will speak at the 71st General Assembly meeting in New York.
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and long-time Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe will speak during the morning session.
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon cited the day as the International Day of Peace, calling on warring parties around the world to observe a 24-hour ceasefire.
On Tuesday, the State Counsellor participated in the high-level event entitled “Together for the 2030 Agenda: Partnering for Women, Children and Adolescents, to Thrive and Transform the World” at the same venue.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, together with other world leaders, then attended a luncheon hosted by Mr Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Mr Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, hosted a dinner for the State Counsellor Tuesday evening.—Myanmar News Agency

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