State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended the opening ceremony of the 34th ASEAN Summit and the ASEAN Summit (Retreat) yesterday.
Accompanied by Union Ministers U Thaung Tun and U Kyaw Tin, Permanent Myanmar Representative/Ambassador to the ASEAN U Min Lwin and officials, the State Counsellor attended the opening ceremony of the 34th ASEAN Summit held at Crystal Hall of Anthenee Tower at 9 am local time.
Present on the occasion were Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.), Sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Prime Minister of Cambodia Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Singapore Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, President of the Republic of the Philippines Mr. Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Republic of Indonesia Mr. Joko Widodo, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Laos Mr Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Socialist Republic of Viet Nam Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the Secretary-General of ASEAN and officials.
The ceremony started with the playing of the ASEAN anthem.
Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.) delivered the opening address, followed by the staging of a cultural performance “Vivid ASEAN”.
Heads of State/Government of ASEAN member states, who attended the ceremony, posed for documentary photo.
Afterwards, the State Counsellor took part in the 34th ASEAN Summit (Retreat) held at the Grand Hall of the Anthenee Hotel.
Heads of ASEAN member states exchanged views on ASEAN’s external relations and international affairs.
Also present at the Summit together with the State Counsellor were Union Ministers U Thaung Tun
and U Kyaw Tin.
Afterwards, the State Counsellor visited the Myanmar Embassy in Thailand and met with Ambassador U Myo Myint Than, Military Attaché Brig-Gen Khin Zaw, staff members of the embassy and military attaché office and families and officials.
After looking round the embassy, the State Counsellor signed the visitor’s book.
The State Counsellor and entourage arrived at Don Mueang International Airport in a motorcade, and were seen off at the airport by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of Thailand General Prawit Wongsuwan, Myanmar Ambassador to Thailand U Myo Myint Than, Military Attaché Brig-Gen Khin Zaw, staff members of embassy and military attaché office and families and officials.
The State Counsellor and entourage arrived back at Nay Pyi Taw at 6.30 pm on board a special flight. They were welcomed by Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe, Union Minister for the Office of the Union Government U Min Thu, Chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council Dr. Myo Aung and wife, Ambassador of Thailand to Myanmar Mrs. Suphatra Srimaitreephithak and officials at Nay Pyi Taw International Airport. —MNA (Translated by TMT)