Friday, June 9, 2017

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meets Prime Minister of Canada Mr. Justin Trudeau

June 8, 2017
Canada pledged US$ 8.8 million in humanitarian assistance and stability efforts following a meeting on June 7 between MyanmarState Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Canadian Prime Minister Mr. Justin Trudeau.

The two leaders discussed opportunities to expand their bilateral relations including efforts to improve Myanmar’s governance, women’s and children’s well-being, and economic development, including implementation of agricultural technologies.

The pair also discussed Myanmar’s national reconciliation and peace process and challenges in Rakhine State.

In the afternoon, the State Counsellor attended a working lunch hosted by the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms. Chrystia Freeland in the Canadian parliament building and met separately with Speaker of the House of Commons (Lower House) Mr. Geoff Regan and Speaker of the Senate (Upper House) Mr. George J. Furey.

At these meetings Canadian officials shared their experiences governing in a federal system, and points of potential cooperation in education, health, agriculture, governance and national reconciliation and peace process in Myanmar.

At local standard time 5 p.m. the State Counsellor met with Myanmar nationals living in Canada at Ottawa Fairmont Chateau Laurier and engaged in a question and answer session.

Present at the meetings were Minister of State for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Tin, Deputy Minister from the Office of the President U Min Thu, Myanmar ambassador to Canada U Kyaw Myo Htut and high ranking officials.

Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

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