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Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Kingdom after Belt and Road Forum

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State counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. Xinhua

Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will pay an official visit to the Kingdom later this month.

The visit was announced by Prime Minister Hun Sen during a graduation ceremony in Phnom Penh yesterday.

Mr Hun Sen said Ms Suu Kyi, who is also Myanmar’s Foreign Affairs Minister, will directly fly to Phnom Penh from Beijing following this week’s Belt and Road Forum in China.

“Her Excellency Aung San Suu Kyi will take a direct flight from Beijing to Phnom Penh on the 29, and will be on an official state visit until May 1,” he said, adding that he too will return to the Kingdom on the same date after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. “We have a lot of diplomatic ties in the region.”

“Relations do not just focus on framework in politics, but they also involve social and economic cooperation for development,” Mr Hun Sen said.

Mr Hun Sen and his delegation, consisting of senior government officials, will attend the forum on Thursday.

He is expected to meet top Chinese officials, and sign two new aid agreements with China.

According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry statement, Mr Hun Sen will have separate meetings with Mr Xi, Prime Minister Li Keqiang and Wang Huning, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China, before having a bilateral meeting with Li Yong, director-general of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and representatives of various Chinese companies.

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