State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi who has been in Singapore to attend the 33rd ASEAN Summit and related Summits, held bilateral talks with the Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, at the Suntec Expo Convention Centre at 10:40 am local time and Mr. Michael Pence, Vice-President of the United States of America, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel at 1:45 pm, in Singapore, separately on 14 November 2018.
During the meeting with the Prime Minister of New Zealand, the leaders exchanged views relating to promotion of bilateral relations and cooperation, recent developments in Rakhine State including the preparatory works for the repatriation process for the displaced persons and New Zealand’s assistance for the building of a harmonious society between the two communities in the Rakhine State.
During the meeting with the Vice-President of the United States of America, the leaders exchanged views on matters pertaining to Myanmar’s democratic transition and the latest developments in Rakhine State, media freedom and the United States’ Indo-Pacific Strategy.
The State Counsellor explained about the recent developments in Rakhine State including the measures taken by the Government of Myanmar for the repatriation of verified displaced persons in Mid-November 2018 as agreed at the recent meeting of Joint Working Groups between Myanmar and Bangladesh. They also exchanged views on continued provision of the United States’ assistance for the success of the Myanmar’s democratic transition and the repatriation process.
The Vice-President discussed about the matters pertaining to continued assistance from the United States for the success of Myanmar’s democratic transition and they also exchanged views on the ways the United States could assist Myanmar in the repatriation process.