State Counsellor Aung San Suu
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrived back at Yangon International Airport on July 27 after attending the 49th Asean Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and related events in Vientiane.
She participated in discussions about Asean Connectivity for 2025, which concentrated on physical, institutional and personal links.
Chile, Egypt, Iran and Morocco signed the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation with Asean.
The 6th East Asian foreign ministers’ meeting was held at the national convention centre in Vientiane, where foreign ministers focused on six main areas—finance, education, environment and energy, global health and infectious diseases, natural disaster management and relations among East Asian countries.
Preparatory meetings are being held ahead of the 49th Asean foreign ministers’ summit that will mainly focus on border cooperation, regional security and peace.
The foreign ministers' event is due to start on July 24. The Asean "high-ranking officials’ meeting" started on Wednesday and the Committee of Permanent Representatives to Asean on Thursday.
A goodwill delegation led by General Prawit Wongsuwan, deputy prime minister and defence minister of Thailand, held talks with President Htin Kyaw and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at the presidential residence in Nay Pyi Taw.
The meeting mainly focused on Myanmar migrant workers’ affairs, promoting bilateral trade and solving border disputes.
The Thai authorities have prevented labour organisations from meeting State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who was due to meet 500 Myanmar migrant workers on June 23, according to trade unions.