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Myanmar state counselor to attend ASEAN summit in Laos

Editor: zhenglimin 丨Xinhua

09-04-2016 11:10 BJT

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YANGON, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi will attend the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summit and related summits to be held in Laos, according to an official announcement Sunday.

Aung San 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 when she attended as a foreign minister.

2016 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-2016 which is taking place at a time the grouping is strengthening the Community efforts by implementing the ASEAN Community Vision 2025.

In May, Aung San Suu Kyi, as state counselor, also accompanied Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw on a goodwill visit to Laos after the new government of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) took office in April.

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