August 15, 2017

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Yunnan Province, China: a rosy chance for stability

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi waters the rose named after her at a ceremony in Yunnan Province in China.  Photo: MNA

During a meeting in southern China, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi spoke with the Yunnan Province Communist Party Secretary and discussed bilateral relationship and stability and peace in the northern Myanmar region.
Yunnan Province borders Shan State, the site of conflicts as recently as November 2016.
The meeting in Kunming, Yunnan Province came after she attended the two-day One Belt, One Road forum in Beijing.
After her meeting with the Yunnan Province Commuinist Party Secretary, the State Counsellor attended a ceremony that named a new species of rose in her honour. The event took place at the Hai Geng Garden Hotel in Yunnan Province, China yesterday afternoon.
At the ceremony, a taxonomist explained the new rose species and presented a commemorative document of the ceremony to the State Counsellor.  The new rose species was named “Aung San Suu Kyi Rose” in honor of the State Counsellor.

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi welcomed back at Nay Pyi Taw International Airport. Photo: MNA

Afterward, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and party attended a luncheon hosted by the Communist Party Secretary of Yunnan Province Mr. Chen Hao.
Earlier in the day, the State Counsellor left Beijing by air and upon arrival in Kunming was welcomed by Yunnan province Vice Governor H.E. Mr. Chen Shun, Myanmar Consul-General U Soe Paing and other officials.
She also spoke with the Communist Party Secretary about increasing cooperation in economic, infrastructure, education, cultural and health sectors.
At 3pm local time, the State Counsellor left Kunming by Myanmar National Airlines and was seen off at the airport by Yunnan province Vice Governor H.E. Mr. Chen Shun, Myanmar Ambassador to China U Thit Lin Ohn, Myanmar Consul-General U Soe Paing and officials from the embassy and the consulate.
The State Counsellor arrived in Nay Pyi Taw International Airport yesterday evening and was welcomed at the airport by Union Minister for Ministry of the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe, Nay Pyi Taw Council chairman Dr. Myo Aung and wife, Deputy Minister for the President’s Office U Min Thu and Mr. Chan Chan, Charge d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar.—GNLM

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