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October 16, 2018

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attends, addresses 10th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting, Japan-Mekong Economic Forum

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting and Japan-Mekong Economic Forum in Tokyo, Japan yesterday. Photo: MNA
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting and Japan-Mekong Economic Forum in Tokyo, Japan yesterday. Photo: MNA

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi addressed the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting and Japan-Mekong Economic Forum yesterday in Tokyo, Japan.
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and party first attended a working breakfast with leaders of Mekong countries at the Hotel New Otani, hosted by the Japan-Mekong Parliamentary Friendship Association.
The working breakfast was attended by Cambodia Prime Minister Mr. Samdech Hun Sen, Lao Prime Minister Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith, Thailand Prime Minister Mr. Prayut Chan-o-cha, Viet Nam Prime Minister Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, representatives from Mekong countries and officials from Japan-Mekong Parliamentary Friendship Association.
At the working breakfast, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi delivered a message of greetings. Similarly, leaders and representatives from Japan and Mekong countries also delivered greeting messages and discussed regional development and cooperation matters between the regional countries.
Next, the State Counsellor together with Cambodia Prime Minister, Lao Prime Minister, Thailand Prime Minister and Viet Nam Prime Minister attended a soccer event and then arrived at the state guest house in Tokyo, where the opening ceremony of the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting was being held and where they were welcomed by the Prime Minister of Japan with a Guard of Honor.
At the soccer event, the State Counsellor, Prime Minister of Japan, Cambodia Prime Minister, Lao Prime Minister, Thailand Prime Minister and Viet Nam Prime Minister met cordially with chairmen, deputy chairmen, general secretaries and U-17 team leaders of Mekong region football federations and were presented footballs as commemorative gifts.
Using football to increase friendship among Japan and Mekong region countries is very beneficial and Japan-Mekong U-17 invitational matches not only increase friendship among regional countries but will also promote and raise the level of football in the Mekong region.
Afterwards, Japan Football Federation Chairman presented the State Counsellor and leaders of Mekong region countries with commemorative clothing and posed for a photograph with Mekong region heads of state.
After this, the State Counsellor attended the opening ceremony of the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting held at the State Guest House.
The opening ceremony of the summit meeting was attended by Prime Minister of Japan, leaders, representatives and high-ranking officials of Mekong countries.

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Shinzo Abe. Photo: MNA
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Shinzo Abe. Photo: MNA

At the meeting, Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Shinzo Abe delivered an opening speech and Cambodia Prime Minister Mr. Samdech Hun Sen, Lao Prime Minister Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Thailand Prime Minister Mr. Prayut Chan-o-cha and Viet Nam Prime Minister Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc participated in the discussions. In her discussion, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi reviewed the status of cooperation under the Tokyo Strategy 2015 (2015-2018), future works to be conducted, especially increasing cooperation in transport and energy sector and increasing basic infrastructure connectivity of other sectors, increasing connectivity in industrial production matters between Mekong countries and Japan, establishing a people-based community, works to be conducted for technology and human resources development and international affairs.
Leaders of Mekong and Japan who attended the opening ceremony then approved the Tokyo Strategy 2018 for Mekong-Japan Cooperation and Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Shinzo Abe delivered a closing speech.
At this summit, leaders of the countries approved and issued a “Tokyo Strategy 2018 (2019-2021)” as a cooperation framework for the period 2019-2021.
Afterwards, Prime Minister of Japan, Cambodia Prime Minister, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Laotian Prime Minister, Thai Prime Minister and Vietnamese Prime Minister attended the joint press conference held at the State Guest House and provided country wise explanations to the media about the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting.
The State Counsellor and leaders of the Mekong countries then attended a working lunch with business leaders in Hotel New Otani Tokyo.
At the working lunch, Cambodia Prime Minister, Lao Prime Minister, State Counsellor, Thailand Prime Minister and Viet Nam Prime Minister delivered messages of greetings and had dinner together with representatives of business organizations.
Later in the afternoon, the State Counsellor, together with delegation members, attended the Japan-Mekong Economic Forum under the title “Asia’s New Value Chain Hub.”
The Japan-Mekong Economic Forum was attended by Prime Ministers of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Viet Nam and representatives of Mekong countries, business owners from Japan and Mekong countries, invited guests and officials.
At the forum JETRO Chairman and CEO Mr. Hiroyuki Ishige and H.E. Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, delivered messages of greetings. After this, speeches were delivered by the Prime Minister of Cambodia, Lao Prime Minister, the State Counsellor, Thai Prime Minister and the Vietnamese Prime Minister.

After the forum, the State Counsellor went to the palace in Tokyo and attended a tea party.
Later in the afternoon, the State Counsellor arrived at the State Guest House in Tokyo, where she was cordially greeted by Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Shinzo Abe. From there the State Counsellor and the Prime Minister of Japan attended the Myanmar-Japan bilateral meeting held in the State Guest House.
After the meeting, the State Counsellor and the Prime Minister of Japan attended the Myanmar-Japan joint press conference and briefed the press about the Myanmar-Japan bilateral meeting and its outcome.
In the evening, the State Counsellor together with delegation members attended a dinner hosted by the Prime Minister of Japan at the the State Guest House. At the dinner, the Prime Minister of Japan and the State Counsellor exchanged messages of greetings and enjoyed dinner together with delegation members. — MNA

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