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Canada-Myanmar Parliamentary Friendship Group Welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi to Canada

Mr. Bruce Stanton, M.P. for Simcoe North and Chair of the Canada-Myanmar Parliamentary Friendship Group (CMPFG), is pleased to announce he will be meeting in Ottawa on June 7th and 8th, 2017, with officials and Parliamentarians from the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, also known as Burma.  This official state delegation will include State Counsellor and Foreign Minister H.E. Aung San Suu Kyi, who is also leader of the governing National League For Democracy party. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s many honours include the Nobel Peace Prize, which she won in 1991 and the distinction of being one of two Canadian honourary citizens who are women, a recognition she shares with Malala Yousafzai.

The Canada-Myanmar Parliamentary Friendship Group wishes to warmly welcome State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and members of the Myanmar Parliamentary delegation who are working together in peaceful cooperation. The resounding democratic election victory on November 8, 2015 began a long journey towards a bright and promising future for Myanmar. The CMPFG stands firmly in support of advancing understanding and education via parliamentary diplomacy to speed Myanmar’s progress toward becoming a prosperous, free and democratic society. The CMPFG looks to see all political leaders in Myanmar working together in the spirit of unity and civic purpose to seek continued reforms that reflect the interests of all residents, including ethnic groups.

In addition to a private meeting scheduled with the Myanmar State Counsellor, the CMPFG will be hosting the Myanmar delegation to a reception dinner at the Parliament of Canada, sponsored by the Forum of Federations.

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