Daw Aung San Suu Kyi off to Viet­nam for 3-day visit

The Myanmar Times - - Front Page - NYAN LYNN AUNG nyan­lin­aung@mm­times.com

STATE Coun­sel­lor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will fly to Viet­nam on Tues­day for a three-day visit at the in­vi­ta­tion of Viet­nam Prime Min­is­ter Nguyen Xuan Phuc, a se­nior For­eign Af­fairs Min­istry Of­fi­cial said.

While in Viet­nam, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will also at­tend the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum. She will re­turn on Septem­ber 13, U Aung Kyaw Zan, deputy per­ma­nent sec­re­tary for In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion at the min­istry, said.

Ac­cord­ing to the State Coun­sel­lor’s Of­fice, the lead­ers of Myan­mar and Viet­nam would dis­cuss in­creased co­op­er­a­tion, trade and in­vest­ment, de­fence and se­cu­rity, dur­ing the visit. Also on the ta­ble for dis­cus­sion be­tween the two lead­ers will be agri­cul­ture, forestry and fish­eries, con­nec­tiv­ity, en­ergy and telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions, tourism, jus­tice, ed­u­ca­tion, peo­ple-to-peo­ple ex­changes, and re­gional in­volve­ment, as part of the Com­pre­hen­sive Co­op­er­a­tive Part­ner­ship Agree­ment.

This is the sec­ond visit by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to Viet­nam. She first went to the coun­try for a two-day visit in April.

The World Eco­nomic Fo­rum on ASEAN from Septem­ber 11-13 is a key pri­or­ity in di­plo­macy and one of the largest and most sig­nif­i­cant in­ter­na­tional events to be held in Viet­nam this year.

Photo: Aung Htay Hlaing

State Coun­sel­lor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi talks with stu­dents dur­ing a re­cent di­a­logue at Yan­gon Univer­sity.

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