State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and party who were in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on a goodwill visit laid a floral tribute of honor at the Independence Monument yesterday morning.
From there, the State Counsellor went to the Royal Statue of late King-Father Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk (Preah Borom Ratanak Kaudh) and laid a floral wreath.
Next, the State Counsellor went to Peace Palace, Cambodia Prime Minister Office to attend a welcoming ceremony where she was greeted by Cambodia Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.
At the welcoming ceremony the national anthems of Myanmar and Cambodia were played, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Cambodia Prime Minister received the salute of the Guard of Honor and then inspected the Guard of Honor.
After the ceremony the State Counsellor and Cambodia Prime Minister led a bilateral meeting. At the meeting increasing Myanmar-Cambodia bilateral relation and cooperation, especially bilateral trade and investment, culture, education, travel, regional cooperation including ASEAN, continuing and increasing cooperation in the international arena including United Nations and Non-Aligned Movement matters were openly and cordially discussed.
Discussions between the two sides focused on increasing bilateral investment, reaching an agreement on eliminating double taxation, and cooperation in education.
Also at the meeting, the State Counsellor thanked the Cambodia government for donating US$ 90,000 for humanitarian assistant for Rakhine State and extended an invitation to Cambodia Prime Minister to visit Myanmar at a mutually convenient time.
Afterwards, the State Counsellor went to Cambodia National Assembly (Lower House) and met with Lower House President Samdech Akeak Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin.
Following this the State Counsellor went to Cambodia Senate Building and met with Senate (Upper House) President Samdech Vibol Sena Pheakdey Say Chhum.
During the meetings with the Presidents matters relating to increasing cooperation between the parliaments of the two countries, experience sharing process between the parliaments of the two countries, increasing cooperation in culture and travel sectors were discussed.
From there, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi went to Cambodia King’s Palace and met with King of Cambodia His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni.
At the meeting increasing Myanmar-Cambodia bilateral friendship, conducting culture exchange and increasing people to people relationship were discussed. The State Counsellor also extended an invitation to His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni to visit Myanmar at a mutually convenient time.
Following the meeting with the King, the State Counsellor went to the resident of the mother of the King of Cambodia and met with Queen Mother H.M. Norodom Monineath Sihanouk.
Present together with the State Counsellor in the meetings were Union Minister U Kyaw Tin, Deputy Minister U Aung Htoo, Myanmar Ambassador to Cambodia U Myint Soe and officials.
Later in the evening State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended a dinner hosted in her honor by Cambodia Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen. — MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)