Myanmar State Counselor in Singapore for a Working Goodwill Visit

By The Irrawaddy 20 August 2018

YANGON — Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Singapore on Sunday for a working goodwill visit, at the invitation of Singaporean Prime Minister Mr. Lee Hsien Loong.

She will be in the city state for four days.

During her third visit to the country, the Nobel laureate will have meetings with Singapore’s Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and receive a briefing there.

Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Myanmar State Counselor will call on President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as well as Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.

Apart from the work-related meetings, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will also host a talk titled “Myanmar’s Democratic Transition: Challenges and Way Forward” on Tuesday.

On Sunday, she was accompanied by Union Minister for the Office of the Union Government and National Security Adviser Thaung Tun, Union Minister for International Cooperation Kyaw Tin and Deputy Minister for the Office of the President, Min Thu. The last time she visited the country was in 2016.