February 09, 2017

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State Counsellor in London, meets with Myanmar ambassadors

State counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, centre, meets with Myanmar ambassadors assigned to countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East at a meeting in London. The state counsellor is also scheduled to meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Photo: MNA
State counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, centre, meets with Myanmar ambassadors assigned to countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East at a meeting in London. The state counsellor is also scheduled to meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Photo: MNA

A Myanmar delegation led by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at Heathrow Airport in London at 7.15 pm local time yesterday.
The delegation left Yangon on Saturday to pay an official visit to the United Kingdom and the United States to attend the 71st United Nations General Assembly.
They were welcomed at the airport by Ambassador of Myanmar to UK U Kyaw Swa Min and Ambassador of Britain to Myanmar Mr Andrew Patrick.
The State Counsellor later met with 12 Myanmar ambassadors assigned in countries in Europe. the Middle East and Africa.
During the meeting, the State Counsellor clarified priorities in Myanmar as well as the country’s foreign policy, saying that Myanmar has friendly relations with all countries in the world, practicing the non-aligned policy.
She urged the diplomats to give protection to Myanmar citizens in the countries in which they are assigned and to protect the interests of Myanmar.  She also clarified undertakings for development of the political, economic and social sectors of the country. In turn, the ambassadors reported on their efforts in their respective countries for bilateral relations and mutual cooperation.
Among the dignitaries were: Myanmar Ambassador to Britain U Kyaw Swa Min; Myanmar Ambassador to France U Han Thu; Myanmar Ambassador to Russia U Tin Yu; Myanmar Ambassador to Germany Daw Yin Yin Myint; Myanmar Ambassador to Italy U Myint Naung; Myanmar Ambassador to Belgium U Paw Lwin Sein; Myanmar Ambassador to Kuwait U Aye Khaing; Myanmar Ambassador to Saudi Arabia U Ko Ko Latt; Myanmar Ambassador to Serbia U Myo Aye; Myanmar Ambassador to Norway Daw Maw Maw; Myanmar Ambassador to Austria U San Lwin and Myanmar Ambassador to Egypt U Myint Lwin. While in London, Aung San Suu Kyi plans to meet British Prime Minister Theresa May before heading to the US, where she is scheduled to meet President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and members of the US Congress. She is also scheduled to attend the UN General Assembly in New York from September 20 to 26 and meet UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. — Myanmar News Agency.

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