State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met Canadian Governor General Mr. David Johnston in Rideau Hall, the official residence and workplace of the Governor General, Ottawa at local standard time 9:45 a.m. 8 June.
At the meeting, matters relating to education, water resources management, agriculture, travel and tourism, and preservation of cultural heritage and historical buildings were discussed.
Later, the State Counsellor attended a discussion on the role of the military in the federal system of Canada, military-civil relations and the role of the Canadian police force arranged by the Forum of Federations in Andaz Ottawa Market Hotel after which she gave a word of thanks on a successful federal study visit. Forum of Federations is an international network of federal countries, elected officials, civil servants and scholars. The Forum was established by the Government of Canada in 1999 and currently has nine other partner governments: Australia, Brazil, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan and Switzerland.
In the evening, the State Counsellor met with the Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne in Queen’s Park, Toronto and exchanged views and discussed matters relating to the national reconciliation and peace process in Myanmar, ethnic nationals living together in harmony, sharing Canada’s federal system experience, increasing bilateral relation of students and teachers through visits and sending volunteers from Ontario province to Myanmar.
Present at the meetings were Minister of State for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Tin, Myanmar Ambassador to Canada U Kyaw Myo Htut and high ranking officials.