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December 16, 2019

Bilateral talks centred on inviting over Japanese Investment

The following is the Press Release on President U Htin Kyaw’s visit to Japan

1. At the invitation of His Excellency Prime Minister Mr. Shinzo Abe of Japan, President of the Republic of Union of Myanmar U Htin Kyaw and wife Daw Su Su Lwin visited Japan to pay an official visit and to attend the Universal Health Coverage High Level Forum 2017 in Tokyo on 12th December 2017 and arrived back in Yangon on 17th December 2017.
2. The Myanmar delegation headed by the President left from Yangon International Airport on 12th December 2017 at 2210 hrs by All Nippon Airways (ANA) and arrived at Tokyo Narita Airport on 13th December at 0630 hrs.
3. During their stay in Tokyo, the President and wife met the staff members of the Myanmar Embassy and Office of the Military, Naval and Air Attaches’ at the Imperial Hotel on evening of 13th December and discussed about the welfare including health care and education of the family members.
4. On 14th December, President U Htin Kyaw attended the Universal Health Coverage High Level Forum 2017 which was held at Tokyo Prince Hotel, and delivered a keynote speech together with H.E. Mr. Shinzo ABE, Prime Minster of Japan; H.E. Mr. António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations; and H.E. Mr. Maky Sall, President of Senegal.
5. In the evening, the President was accorded a ceremonial welcome by the Prime Minister of Japan at the Prime Minister’s Office. At 18:15 hrs, the President and the Prime Minister of Japan held a bilateral meeting during which the two leaders cordially discussed and exchanged view on strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation, particularly inviting more Japanese investment to Myanmar, Japan’s continued support to Myanmar in building a fully democratic nation, peace process, assisting Myanmar’s efforts for the development of Rakhine State, human resource development, the implementation of the development of health, particularly building of a cardiology and neurology specialized hospital in Yangon, providing required medical equipments, training specialists and technicians, also building a general hospital in Dawei, transportation and electricity sectors, Yangon City development under (800) billion yen joint assistance programme by the Government of Japan and private sector, promotion of cultural cooperation, and cooperation in connectivity under the Indo-Pacific Strategy and peace and stability of the region.
6. Afterwards, the two leaders held a joint press conference and briefed the press on the highlights of the discussion during the talks. After the joint press conference, the President and wife attended the welcoming dinner hosted by Prime Minister Mr. ABE and wife at the Prime Minister’s office.
7. On 15th December, President U Htin Kyaw and wife left for Osaka by Shinkansen (High Speed Bullet Train) and proceeded to Osaka University to meet with professors and students of Myanmar Department, School of Foreign Studies. In the evening, the President and wife attended the dinner hosted by the Governor of Kyoto Prefecture, the Mayor of Kyoto City and the Chairman of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kyoto at the Kyoto State Guest House.
8. During the visit, President U Htin Kyaw and wife also paid homage to Kamakura Great Buddha in Tokyo, visited historic Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji Temple) monument in Kyoto prefecture and Lake Hakone and observed Mt. Fuji in Kanagawa prefecture. On the evening of 16th December, the President and wife attended the dinner hosted by Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Special Envoy of the Government of Japan for National Reconciliation in Myanmar and Chairman of Nippon Foundation.
9. The President and wife left Japan on 17th December 2017 at 11:00 hrs by All Nippon Airways (ANA)
and arrived back in Yangon at
16:30 hrs.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
17 December 2017

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