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Myanmar president meets UN chief

NAY PYI TAW, April 30 (Xinhua) — Myanmar president U Thein Sein held talks with Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw on Monday, a day after his arrival in Yangon.

Ban also met with speakers of the two houses of the parliament Thura U Shwe Mann and U Khin Aung Myint respectively.

No details are immediately available about the meetings.

Ban will address the parliament later Monday, becoming the first international dignitary to make speech in Myanmar’s legislature

Ban is also scheduled to travel back to Yangon on Tuesday and meet Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD).

At the invitation of U Thein Sein, Ban arrived in Yangon on Sunday for a three-day official visit to Myanmar in the wake of significant changes taking place in the country.

It is Ban’s third trip to Myanmar with the first being in 2008 after cyclone Nargis struck the country and the second in 2009.

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Written by Kham

01/05/2012 at 6:17 am

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