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President U Htin Kyaw received Cambodian Ambassador to Myanmar Sieng Bunvuth who has completed his tour of duty in Myanmar at Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw on Friday. They discussed for bilateral cooperation in culture and tourism sectors. Significant progress has been made during the tenure of the Ambassador. Agreement on visa exemption between the two countries has been signed in 2013, and the venerable monks and lay person from Cambodia are allowed to attend at Buddhist Universities in Myanmar. 

The Myanmar delegation led by the Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Daw Aung San Suu Kyi left for Laos to attend the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and related meetings to be held in Vientiane from 23rd to 26th. The 49th AMM will provide a good opportunity for ASEAN Foreign Ministers to discuss follow-up issues to the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat held in February 2016 in Vientiane.

Security was tightened in most parts of Vientiane on Friday ahead of the 49th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ministerial meetings which are being chaired by Laos this weekend. Foreign ministers and delegates from Southeast Asia and other countries are expected to discuss regional and international matters in preparation for the Leaders' Summit in September. Laos is the current chair of ASEAN and will be hosting a key security meeting in capital city Vientiane later this month at which the South China Sea is expected to dominate discussions.

NCA Signatories Ethnic Armed Organizations pledged to make effort for participation of non-signatories in peace process. Leaders of NCA Signatories EAOs held meeting at Chiang Mai in Thailand from July 18 to 20. They reaffirmed their participation in 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference which is going to be held under the leadership of the State Counsellor. They stressed that the conference will bring national reconciliation, internal peace and emergence of Federal Union, that all EAOs and entire public wish to achieve.

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