Philippines recognizes Myanmar’s reform and reconciliation efforts

Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann cordially greets Mr Franklin Drilon, President of the Senate of the Philippines.—mna
Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann cordially greets Mr Franklin Drilon, President of the Senate of the Philippines.

Thura U Shwe Mann, Speaker of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and the Pyithu Hluttaw, accepted a letter of acknowledgement by the House of the Representatives of the Philippines on 9 December, sources said.
Mr Feliciano Belmonte, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, presented the acknowledgement, which stated that the House recognizes the Myanmar Speaker’s visit and the country’s measures for democratic reforms and national reconciliation.
The two speakers met at the House in Manila and exchanged views on parliamentary functions.
Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann also met Mr Franklin Drilon, President of the Senate of the Philippines on Thursday. They discussed matters related to the establishment of greater cooperation between the two parliaments.
On Thursday morning, the Myanmar Speaker and his entourage visited the memorial museum of Jose Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines, and Intramuros, the oldest district and historic core of the city of Manila.
The Myanmar delegation arrived back here in Yangon in the afternoon.

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