Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to discuss ratifying AHKFTA and AHKIA

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Pyidaungsu Hluttaw is being convened in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

The tenth-day meeting of the eleventh regular session of the Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw was held at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw meeting hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning. At the meeting Pyidaungsu Hluttaw put on record the expansion and reorganizing of villages; Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance U Set Aung explained about ratifying ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Investment Agreement (AHKIA); and decisions on bills were made.

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Members of Parliament arrive at the parliament building to attend the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw meeting. Photo: MNA

Expansion and reorganizing of villages
As the first agenda of the day Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat submitted to the Hluttaw the matter of expanding and reorganizing villages in Sagaing, Ayeyawady and Taninthayi regions sent by the President Office and an announcement was made of Hluttaw putting the matter on record.
Ratifying AHKFTA and AHKIA
Next, Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance U Set Aung explained about the benefit of ratifying AHKFTA and AHKIA separately so that Hluttaw can approve it. After explanation of each agreement, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker announced for Hluttaw representatives who want to discuss the matter to register their names.

Hluttaw decides on bills
Afterwards, Joint Bill Committee tabled paragraph wise motions on Consumer Protection Bill, Literature and Arts Copyright Bill and Gambling Bill 2018 in which the two Hluttaws were in disagreement. After the tabling of each motion, Hluttaw representatives discussed and approved the bills. The eleventh day meeting of the eleventh regular session of the Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw will be held on 28 February it is learnt.

—Aung Maw, Aye Aye Thant(MNA) Translated by Zaw Min)

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