British foreign secretary visits Yangon

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British foreign secretary Mr. Noris Johnson visits Yangon General Hospital.

A delegation led by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visited Yangon General Hospital yesterday morning, the final day of his three-day visit.
Dr. Aye Ko Ko, superintendent of the hospital, explained recent renovations to the hospital and healthcare services provided before the delegation toured the wards and visited patients.
Later in the day, a dinner hosted in honour of the British foreign secretary was held at the house of the British ambassador and attended by National Security Advisor U Thaung Tun, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe and Yangon Region Cabinet ministers and guests.
Earlier in the day, the British foreign secretary visited Shwe Dagon Pagoda.
On Friday, the British foreign secretary visited Nay Pyi Taw, where he met with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and discussed Myanmar’s change to a democratic government and pledged Britain’s full support of the effort.
Johnson said: “Myanmar’s transition to democracy is not yet complete but it is worth reflecting on just how far Myanmar has come since Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party took office just nine months ago. Launching a major new peace initiative, establishing a commission led by Kofi Annan to resolve tensions in Rakhine and releasing more than 300 political prisoners are positive steps. It is clear that many challenges remain and full reform will take time.
“The UK, as a longstanding and long-term friend to Myanmar, will continue to offer its fullest support. I look forward to seeing Burma continue to develop into a country where there is peace and prosperity for all its people,” in a statement released by the British Foreign Office.

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