Asian African Summit concludes upholding Bandung principles

President U Thein Sein attends second-day plenary session of the 10th Asian African Summit.
President U Thein Sein attends second-day plenary session of the 10th Asian African Summit.

The plenary session of the Asian African Summit, which this year marks the 10th anniversary of the New Asian African Partnership, continued for a second day in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday morning.
President U Thein Sein, together with other leaders of Asian and African nations, attended the session which was adjourned in the afternoon.
The session resumed at 2 pm and concluded with a speech by the president of Indonesia.

President  U Thein Sein shakes hands with Prime Minister Sushil  Koirala of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
President U Thein Sein shakes hands with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.

Leaders of Asian and African countries held frank discussions with their counterparts about upholding the Bandung principles, named for the inaugural summit in Bandung, Indonesia.During his Indonesian tour, President U Thein Sein met with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal on Thursday.
The meeting focused on promotion of tourism and introducing direct flights between the two countries and the peace-building experience of Nepal.
Also present were Union Ministers Lt-Gen Ko Ko, U Wunna Maung Lwin, U Aung Min, Dr Kan Zaw and U Ye Htut, Ambassador of Myanmar to Indonesia U San Myint Oo and Nepalese officials.
The two countries established diplomatic relations in 1960 and the prime minister had held discussions with the president at the third BIMSTEC Summit in March 2014 in Nay Pyi Taw.

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