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November 13, 2019

Mekong literary awards graced with dinner reception

A dinner reception to honor the 10th Mekong River Literature Awards was held at Karaweik Palace, Yangon, on the evening of 13 October and Regional Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein was seen supporting the event.

Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein presents books to writer at the dinner to honour the 10th Mekong River Literature Awards in Yangon. Photo: Aung Myint (IPRD)

The ceremony was opened with an inaugural speech by U Kyaw Win (Sayar Manutha Kyaw Win), Chairman of the Myanmar Writers Association (MWA).
Next, the Mekong River Literature Award Flag was handed over to Khmer Writers Association (KMA) as Cambodia will be hosting the 11th awards.
This was followed by an address from KMA Chairman Mr Proeung Pranit, after which MWA handed over souvenirs to writer
associations from the Mekong Region.
The guests were then treated to the dinner reception, hosted by the Working Committee for Cooperating on Mekong Literature.
—Aung Myint (IPRD)
(Translated by
Zaw Htet Oo)

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