June 29, 2017

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State Counsellor meets Prime Minister of Canada

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi holds talks with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a meeting in Trudeau’s office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on 7 June. Photo: REUTERS

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met Prime Minister of Canada Mr. Justin Trudeau in the Prime Minister’s Office, Ottawa at 4 p.m. on 7 June.
During the meeting, views were exchanged and discussed on further promotion of bilateral relations and cooperation, good governance, uplifting the status of women and children, cooperating in development, providing humanitarian assistance, economic development, provision of modern technology in the agriculture sector, national reconciliation and peace process conducted by the Myanmar government, peace, stability and development in Rakhine State and overcoming difficulties faced during the transition period.
After the meeting an announcement was made of Canada providing US$ 8.8 million to increase stability and peace in Myanmar and for humanitarian assistance.
In the afternoon, the State Counsellor attended a working lunch hosted by the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms. Chrystia Freeland in the Canadian parliament building and met separately with Speaker of the House of Commons (Lower House) Mr. Geoff Regan and Speaker of the Senate (Upper House) Mr. George J. Furey.
At these meetings matters relating to increasing bilateral relations, sharing Canada’s experience of the federal system, cooperating in education, health, agriculture and upgrading the capacity of the public servants, national reconciliation and peace process in Myanmar, stability and development in Rakhine State and overcoming difficulties faced during the transition period were discussed.
At local standard time 5 p.m. the State Counsellor met with Myanmar nationals in Canada at Ottawa Fairmont Chateau Laurier and provided answers and explanations to questions raised.
Present at the meetings were Minister of State for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Tin, Deputy Minister from the Office of the President U Min Thu, Myanmar ambassador to Canada U Kyaw Myo Htut and high ranking officials.—Myanmar News Agency

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