Daw Aung San Suu Kyi off to Vietnam for 3-day visit
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.
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi talks with students during a recent dialogue at Yangon University.