Aung San Suu Kyi calls on President Ram Nath Kovind

Aung San Suu Kyi calls on President Ram Nath Kovind (Photo: PIB)
State Counsellor of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Saturday called on President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, officials said.
The meeting comes a day after Suu Kyi attended India’s 69th Republic Day celebrations along with leaders of Asean countries.
It was the first time that leaders of the 10 Asean countries were chief guests at the Republic Day parade at Rajghat.
They are President Joko Widodo of Indonesia, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith of Laos, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc of Vietnam, Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia, Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia, General Prayuth Chan-o-cha of Thailand, Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and Sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.
Kovind had hosted an ‘At Home’ reception for the Asean leaders on Friday evening after the parade and had also had the dignitaries for lunch on Thursday where he acknowledged the role played by the Asean regional bloc in ensuring peace and prosperity in the region.
Speaking at the lunch he hosted in honour of the heads of state and government of the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) who attend the Commemorative Summit to mark 25 years of the India-Asean Dialogue Partnership on Thursday evening, Kovind said that relations between India and the regional bloc have come a long way since the establishment of the partnership.