Myanmar president meets UN chief

April 30th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Naypyidaw, April 30 (IANS) Myanmar president U Thein Sein held talks with UN chief Ban Ki-moon in Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw Monday, a day after his arrival in Yangon.

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

No details were immediately available about the meetings.

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

Ban is also scheduled to travel back to Yangon 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 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, the first being in 2008 after cyclone Nargis struck the country and the second in 2009.

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