President U Thein Sein arrives back in Yangon from Australia

President U Thein Sein being welcomed back at Yangon International Airport by Union ministers  and diplomats.—mna
President U Thein Sein being welcomed back at Yangon International Airport by Union ministers and diplomats.—MNA

Yangon, 17 Nov —President U Thein Sein together with his delegation arrived at Yangon International Airport on Monday after attending the G-20 Summit in the eastern Australian city of Brisbane.
The president was welcomed back at the airport by Union Ministers, the Chief Minister of Yangon Region and officials.
The president and his delegation were seen off by Myanmar Ambassador to Australia U Min Thein and embassy staff at Brisbane International Airport on Monday morning.
On arrival at Changi International Airport in Singapore, the president was welcomed by Myanmar Ambassador to Singapore U Htay Aung and officials. The president and his party left Changi International Airport by a special flight and arrived at Yangon International Airport at night.
The delegation included Union Ministers U Wunna Maung Lwin, U Tin Naing Thein, U Win Shein, Dr Kan Zaw and U Ye Htut, Magway Region Chief Minister U Phone Maw Shwe and Kayah State Chief Minister U Khin Maung Oo.
The G-20 was formed in 1997 in response to the financial crises of the late 1990s with the participation of Argentine, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Britain, the US and the European Union. The group represents 80 percent of the world economy and two-thirds of the global population.
Due to the world economic slowdown in 2008, the leaders of the G-20 member countries have held a summit annually to adjust the international economic policies so as to avoid a global financial crisis.
President U Thein Sein attended the G-20 Summit as a special guest on behalf of the ASEAN countries.

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