YANGON- At the invitation of Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday left for Vietnam from Nay Pyi Taw to attend the 27th World Economic Forum on ASEAN to be held in Hanoi of Vietnam, according to the Myanmar State Counsellor’s Office.
They were seen off at the Nay Pyi Taw airport by Dr Myo Aung, Chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council Area, Min Thu, Deputy Minister of President’s Office, Chief of Myanmar Police Force Lt-Gen Aung Win Oo, Vietnamese Ambassador to Myanmar Dr Luan Thyu Duong and officials.
Union Minister for Government’s Office Thaung Tun, Union Minister for International Cooperation Kyaw Tin, Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance Set Aung and high ranking officers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs accompanied the State Counsellor on the trip.
Myanmar delegation led by State Counsellor Suu Kyi arrived in Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport yesterday morning where they were greeted with a Guard of Honour by Acting Minister Nguyen Manh Hung of Ministry of Information and Communications, Myanmar Ambassador to Vietnam Kyaw Soe Win and wife and Myanmar embassy staffs.
Later, Suu Kyi and party proceeded to Daewoo Hotel where they will be staying during the visit.
The 27th World Economic Forum on ASEAN will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam, from September 11 to 13. This is the Myanmar State Counsellor’s second visit to Vietnam during this year.
At the invitation of the Vietnamese Prime Minister, Suu Kyi paid a goodwill visit to Vietnam from April 19th to 20th this year.
During her tour, both countries signed Memorandum of Understanding –MoU to cooperate in the sectors of posts, telecom, ICT and information.
In addition, the Myanmar State Counsellor held separate talks with the Chair of Vietnam-Myanmar Friendship Association and Vietnam entrepreneurs investing in Myanmar.
During her tour, she separately met with Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of Central Committee Communist Party of Vietnam and Mademe Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, President Assembly of Vietnam.