State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the National University of Public Service in Hungary at 10 a.m. local standard time yesterday, where she was welcomed by Rector Dr. Andras Koltay and officials.
The State Counsellor then addressed an audience consisting of the rector, professors, staff and students of the university. She talked at length on Myanmar’s democratic transition process, efforts towards internal peace and national reconciliation, endeavours for implementing peace, stability and development in Rakhine State, initiating education reforms, bilateral cooperation between Myanmar and Hungary on education, and promoting interaction between the peoples of both countries.
Following this, the State Counsellor answered questions raised by the students and then handed over souvenirs to the rector.
Next, the State Counsellor travelled to the Hungarian Parliament Building where she met with Mrs. Márta Mátrai, First Officer of the National Assembly.
During the meeting, they exchanged similar experiences Myanmar and Hungary went through in their respective democratic transitions, discussed promoting cooperation between the parliaments of both countries and developing their skills.
Afterwards, the State Counsellor was treated to a luncheon hosted by Mr. Zsolt Németh, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the National Assembly.
From there, the State Counsellor attended the opening ceremony of the Hungary-Myanmar Business Forum held at the Marriott Hotel in Budapest and delivered a speech.
Next, the State Counsellor met with the Myanmar Ambassador, embassy staff and Myanmar scholars pursuing education in Hungary at the Kempinski Hotel.
Union Ministers U Thaung Tun and U Kyaw Tin, Ambassador U Myo Aye and officials also attended the meeting and the economic forum. —MNA
(Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)