MYANMAR STATE COUNSELLOR LEAVES FOR OFFICIAL VISIT TO NEPAL, ATTEND ASIA-PACIFIC SUMMIT

YANGON, Myanmar, Myanmar State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, left on an official visit to Nepal Thursday, and attend the Asia Pacific Summit 2018, to be held in Kathmandu.

Suu Kyi is making the trip at the invitation of Nepalese Prime Minister, K.P. Sharma Oli.

During her three-day trip, Suu Kyi is expected to meet Nepalese government leaders and have talks on matters of mutual interest of the two countries.

Suu Kyi’s visit to Nepal is the first in her capacity as state counsellor since Jun, 2014, when she visited Kathmandu as then opposition leader.

The Asia-Pacific Summit 2018, scheduled for Nov 30 to Dec 3, in Kathmandu, to be attended by Suu Kyi, is to address critical challenges, including independence, mutual prosperity and universal values.

The summit will bring together heads of states and governments, lawmakers, eminent leaders, businessmen and leaders of civil society of the Asia Pacific region.

The summit will have several discussions on diverse topics, such as climate change, peace and development, good governance, conflict resolution, as well as, strengthening marriage and family institutions with the aim of supporting the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.

Suu Kyi’s trip also followed that of President U Win Myint to Nepal in Aug this year, on the occasion of the 4th Summit of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), in the Nepalese capital.

Source: NAM News Network