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September 18, 2019

State Counsellor entertains members of Italy-Myanmar Friendship Association with Traditional Foods

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi poses for photo together with members of the Italy-Myanmar Friendship Association. Photo: MNA

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor, entertained 38 members of the Giuseppe Malpeli Association for Italy-Burma Friendship led by Ms Albertina Soliani with Myanmar traditional foods at her residence in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
After greeting each member of the association individually, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi shared Myanmar cuisine, exchanged presents with the members and posed for photos with her guests.
The Giuseppe Malpeli Association for Italy-Burma Friendship includes members of the Italian Parliament such as Albertina Soliani, a senator, plus lawyers, engineers, teachers and students.
The association was formed in Parma, Italy in 2004. The aim of the association is to cooperate with Myanmar in the sectors of education, development of children and women and strengthening the democratic system of the country.
The association has donated money for the construction of a school and given subsidies to construct an HIV Center to improve the health sector. The present trip is to consult with authorities for further cooperation.
“Especially, there are cooperation in 3 sectors — education, development of children and women and strengthening the democratic movement,” said U Thura Tun of the association.— Myanmar News Agency

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