New ministry proposed for state counsellor

06 May 2016
New ministry proposed for state counsellor
Myanmar foreign minister and state counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima

President U Htin Kyaw proposed the formation of a ministry for the state counsellor in a message sent to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw yesterday, state media reported on 6 May.
The proposal is intended to speed up the government’s efforts at national reconciliation, internal peace, national development and the rule of law, the president said in the massage.
Union Parliament Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than has invited interested representatives to take part in a discussion on the formation of the ministry for the state counsellor. If approved, the new ministry will be the 22nd in the cabinet, the report said.