President U Thein Sein meets with Queen of Netherlands, US House Minority Leader

President U Thein Sein (R) meets Queen Máxima of the Netherlands at Credentials Hall of  Presidential Palace.—MNA
President U Thein Sein (R) meets Queen Máxima of the Netherlands at Credentials Hall of Presidential Palace.—MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 1 April—President U Thein Sein received Queen Máxima of the Netherlands at the Credentials Hall of the Presidential Palace here Wednesday morning for talks on cooperation in small and medium-scale enterprises between the two countries.
They also discussed supply of electricity and potable water, environmental conservation, alleviation of poverty, improvement of microfinance, investment from the international community and the peace-making process crucial to the stability of the state.
Also present at the call were union ministers U Soe Thane, U Tin Naing Thein, U Win Shein and U Ye Htut, Governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar U Kyaw Kyaw Maung, deputy minister U Tin Oo Lwin and officials. The queen was accompanied by the Netherlands Ambassador to Myanmar.
The president also held a meeting at the same venue in the afternoon with Ms Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives during her five-nation Asian trip.
The president explained the reform process of political and economic sectors in Myanmar as well as the peace-making process. They exchanged views on security measures, human rights and the holding of a free and fair election.
It was also attended by union ministers Lt-Gen Ko Ko and U Ye Htut, deputy minister U Tin Oo Lwin and officials. The US delegation was accompanied by US Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Derek Mitchell. MNA

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