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Published on Sunday, 24 February 2013 19:28
President Thein Sein attending 20th Asean-India meeting in December 2012. (Photo-Website)
President Thein Sein will soon visit five-European countries on February 25 for his first European in 2013, the President’s Office’s website revealed on February 22.
Thein Sein would begin his visit on February 25 and the tour would bring him to Italy, Norway, Austria, Finland and Belgium, director Zaw Htay of the President’s Office said.
The President will visit the European countries at the invitation of the Italian President, the Norwaygian Prime Minister, the President of Austria, the President of Finland and the Chairman of European Commission, he said.
Myanmar has been stepping ahead its reform process since Thein Sein’s administration started. At the same time Myanmar’s ties with Europeans has improved and the European countries lifted sanctions imposed on Myanmar step by step.
The leaders and heads of the European countries also made official visits to Myanmar, meeting with President Thein Sein, Union Ministers, opposition party leader Aung San Suu Kyi and discussing with them on assistance to reform process such as politic, economic, social affairs and human resources.
The last trip of President Thein Sein made on December 20 last year to the 20th ASEAN-India Meeting held in India.
Thein Sein made 17 foreign trips during his tenure including countries in ASEAN region and East Asia such Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, China, India, South Korea and Japan.