Speaker of the Amyotha Hluttaw U Khin Aung Myint, currently on a visit to Thailand at the invitation of Professor Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, president of the National Legislative Assembly, laid a wreath at the statue of King Rama II on 24 November, sources said.
U Khin Aung Myint met Prof Pornpetch Wichitcholchai for a discussion at the latter’s office.
U Khin Aung Myint said that legislation is of great importance in national reconstruction, recognizing the multi-functional aspects of both the National Legislative Assembly and the National Reform Council.
In connection with the Ko Tao murder case in which two Myanmar nationals have been charged, the Amyotha Hluttaw is following the matter, the speaker said.
Speaking of economic relations, the speaker stated that Myanmar and Thailand are interdependent economies, whose cooperation will ensure economic growth for both countries.
He showed appreciation for Thailand’s invitation by saying that he visited Thailand even at the current crucial time of the issue of constitutional amendment coming under discussion at the parliament.
Speaker U Khin Aung Myint met NRC Chairman Mr Thienchay Keeranan at the latter’s office.
U Khin Aung Myint said that Thailand is further down the path in the practice of democracy than Myanmar, stressing three major factors in democratization, which he said are stability, education and economic growth.
In a discussion with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Speaker U Khin Aung Myint called for promotion of bilateral relations between the two countries, stressing that Myanmar cannot enjoy economic growth without Thailand and vice versa.
He also toured the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
On 25 November, he attended a convocation ceremony at Ramkhamhaeng University, which conferred an honorary doctoral degree in law on him.
Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint arrived back in Yangon in the afternoon.