Prime Minster of Singapore makes official visit to Myanmar

07 June 2016
Prime Minster of Singapore makes official visit to Myanmar
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong attends a plenary session of the ASEAN-Russia Commemorative Summit in Sochi, Russia, 20 May 2016. Photo: EPA

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will make an official visit to Myanmar from Jun 7 to Jun 9, where he will visit the country's capital Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon, according to an official statement.
The visit coincides with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Myanmar. The visit will affirm Singapore’s longstanding ties with Myanmar, underscore Singapore’s commitment to support Myanmar’s development, and discuss ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation, the statement said.
In Nay Pyi Taw, Mr Lee will meet President U Htin Kyaw, State Counsellor, Union Minister in the President’s Office and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Speaker of the Lower House U Win Myint, Speaker of the Union Parliament and Speaker of the Upper House Mahn Win Khaing Than, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, and Chairman of Union Solidarity and Development Party and former President U Thein Sein. In Yangon, he will officiate at the launch of the Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute and attend a reception with Singaporeans.