President Thein Sein visits Malaysia

President U Thein Sein inspects an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur on March 12 at the start of a two-day state visit to Malaysia. U Thein Sein’s discussions with the Malaysian Prime Minister, Mr Najib Razak, would involve bilateral issues and matters of regional concern, the Malaysian government said. Malaysia this year holds the rotating chairmanship of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Photo: Azhar Rahim/EPA

Myanmar President Thein Sein arrived in Kuala Lumpur on March 12 for a two-day stay, his first state visit to Malaysia, according to the Global New Light of Myanmar on March 12.

He will hold talks with his counterpart, Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Malaysia's government said the two leaders would discuss the state of bilateral relations as well as issues of regional concern.

Malaysia is this year's chair of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN and host of its annual summits, having assumed the role from 2014 chair Myanmar.

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