Myanmar state counsellor to attend Asean summit in Laos

Nay Pyi Taw, Sep 4 (IANS) Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will attend the 28th and 29th Asean and related summits in Laos, an official said on Sunday.

Suu Kyi’s attendance of the summits will be another one of the regional meeting after the 49th Asean ministerial meeting held in the Lao capital of Vientiane in July which she attended as a foreign minister, XInhua news agency reported.

This is not only Myanmar’s first year in the Asean following the formation of the new government but also the first year of the Asean community.

Myanmar called for doubled efforts in Asean community building to anticipate the 50th anniversary of Asean in the coming year.

Myanmar also voiced support of Laos’ Asean chairmanship this year which is taking place at a time the grouping is strengthening the community efforts by implementing the Asean Community Vision 2025.

Suu Kyi in May also accompanied Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw on a goodwill visit to Laos after the new government of the ruling National League for Democracy took office in April.



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