State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi left Nay Pyi Taw this morning by special flight to Singapore for a working goodwill visit, at the invitation of Singaporean Prime Minister Mr. Lee Hsien Loong.
The State Counsellor was seen off at the Nay Pyi Taw International Airport by Union Minister from the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe, Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung, Chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council Dr Myo Aung and wife, Chief of Myanmar Police Force Police Lt-Gen Aung Win Oo, the chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Singapore in Myanmar and responsible officials.
Together with the State Counsellor, Union Minister from the Office of the Union Government U Thaung Tun, Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin, Deputy Minister U Min Thu from the Office of the President, senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and responsible officials left the airport on the same flight.
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and delegation arrived in Singapore at 1.30 pm local standard time and were welcomed by Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, Myanmar Ambassador to Singapore U Htay Aung and wife, Ambassador of Singapore to Myanmar Ms Vanessa Chan, Military Attaché Col Win Myat and wife, families of the Myanmar embassy and officials at the Changi International Airport of Singapore. The State Counsellor and delegation then arrived at the Shangri-La Hotel where they will temporarily stay. — Myanmar News Agency