State Counsellor receives British Foreign Secretary

  • Views exchanged on Myanmar’s democratization process, UN deliberations on Rakhine issue
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State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi welcomes British Foreign Secretary Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, received the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland at 15:30 hrs on 20 September 2018, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw.
During the meeting, they exchanged views in a frank and cordial manner on the progress of democratization process in Myanmar, recent developments of the Rakhine State including the arrangements on repatriation process as well as the recent deliberations on the issue at the fora of the United Nations.
Also present at the meeting were Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In the morning, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and delegation, accompanied by Deputy Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor U Khin Maung Tin, left for Sittway by a special plane and were met by Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu and officials at the airport.

They visited Taung Pyo Letwe reception centre set up to accept the returnees by military helicopter. Later, they proceeded to Shwe Zar village, Pan Taw Pyin village and met with the local people.
In the afternoon, Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin hosted a working luncheon to the delegation led by Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the Kempinski Hotel. The luncheon was also attended by Union Minister for the Office of the Union Government and National Security Advisor U Thaung Tun and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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