State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit-ABIS sponsored by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC), the ASEAN 50th Anniversary dinner and the East Asia Leaders’ Retreat in the Philippines yesterday.
The State Counsellor delivered address at the ABIS held at Solaire Hotel in Manila at 3.30 pm local standard time.
In her address, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said, “Significant reforms can especially be seen in the investment sector, as visible progress is being made in ensuring a level playing field.” “Despite the many challenges we remain committed to stay the course, to achieve inclusive and sustainable development together with all ASEAN countries, she assured.” She also made it clear that well-being of a nation was not only a function of its wealth in natural resources but also of the knowledge and skills of its people.
Afterwards, the State Counsellor posed for a documentary photo together with the leaders of the ASEAN BAC.
In the evening, the State Counsellor attended the ceremony to welcome the heads of State and the heads of government of the ASEAN and the ASEAN 50th Anniversary dinner held at SMX Convention Centre in Manila.
At the ceremony President of the Philippines Mr Rodrigo Duterte cordially welcomed State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the heads of the State/Government of the ASEAN at the SMX Convention Centre and hosted dinner in their honour.
Before attending the dinner, the State Counsellor met with Prime Minister of Australia Mr Malcolm Turnbull at the Centre and exchanged views on bilateral cooperation.
Present on the occasions were heads of the State/Government of the ASEAN member states – Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – ministers, senior officials, the ASEAN secretary-general, permanent representatives of the ASEAN, business advisors, economists, entrepreneurs, invited guests and officials.
At 11.30 am local standard time yesterday, the State Counsellor met Myanmar Ambassador U Win Naing and embassy staff and families, and Military Attaché Col Win Myat and staff of the military attaché office and families at the ambassador’s residence. She inquired about the health and education matters and told them to abide by the diplomatic ethics. Later she attended the luncheon hosted by the ambassador. —Myanmar News Agency