State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Bangkok yesterday afternoon by special flight to attend the 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits. She is in Thailand at the invitation of General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Retd), Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand.
The State Counsellor and party were seen off by Union Minister from the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe, Union Minister from the Office of the Union Government U Min Thu, Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman Dr Myo Aung and wife, Ambassador of Thailand to Myanmar Mrs. Suphatra Srimaitreephithak and officials at the Nay Pyi Taw International Airport.
Her entourage included Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin and officials. Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Thaung Tun who was is also part of the delegation was already in Thailand on 30 October to attend the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Council Meeting and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting.
The State Counsellor and party arrived in Bangkok, at 2:05 pm local time. They were welcomed by Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand and Minister of Public Health Mr Anutin Charnvirakul, Myanmar Ambassador to Thailand U Myo Myint Than and wife, military attaché Brig-Gen Khin Zaw, officials of the Myanmar embassy and responsible officials at Don Mueang International Airport.
The State Counsellor and party then proceeded by motorcade and arrived at the Athenee Hotel where they will be staying during the visit.